Haha. Very funny. Just wanted a little help not for someone to take the piss I'm finding this very hard and find myself extremely panicked as this is my first child and im struggling a lot with the maternity allowance. Just needed a helping hand not someone to come a long and make me feel worse than I already do. Thanks a lot.
Manumission As I have googled it and it says a lot of different things the first thing that comes up is
How much Maternity Allowance you're entitled to is based on how much you earn. You'll get 90% of your average weekly earnings (before tax) up to a maximum of £139.58 per week for up to 39 weeks (in the tax year 2016-17), or £27 a week for up to 14 weeks.
So I'm guessing I get £139.58 as my average weekly earnings are more.. So I get this for 39 weeks I'm guessing? But what is this last bit the £27 a week for up to 14 weeks?
The 14 weeks bit us for people who are self employed, I think. Basically, if you have paid enough national insurance ( worked for 30 odd weeks in the last 60 months) then you get £135 a week, paid monthly, for 9 months. You can apply at 28 weeks but it takes a few weeks (they will back date the money), so prepare for a few weeks with no money