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Maternity Allowance

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CLJP Mon 12-Mar-18 23:11:12

Hi,

Is the amount of maternity allowance payment you qualify for effected if you are married to a self employed partner?

I am married to self employed partner, but have never worked for him in any capacity as I have my own job.

In theory I should qualify for full weekly MA amount but have read various different/conflicting things.

Thanks in advance if you could shed any light!

JoJoSM2 Tue 13-Mar-18 22:18:52

Are you self-employed or employed? Then that will be the basis of the calculation.

The self-employed husband thing is about women doing unpaid work for their spouse rather than earning own money.

www.gov.uk/maternity-allowance/eligibility

CLJP Tue 13-Mar-18 23:22:52

I'm an agency worker currently on an ongoing temp basis.. have never worked for husband company..

TittyGolightly Tue 13-Mar-18 23:24:25

I am married to self employed partner

have never worked for husband company

If he has a ltd company he is not self employed.

Either way, it’s your earnings that matter, not his.

CLJP Wed 14-Mar-18 09:15:56

Thanks for clarifying

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