Posted 11/09/2016. I still sent in payslips for the months I was employed so should be interesting to … The cut off for tax credits with one child is around £26k, that is without childcare costs. h�x�69?�6�OՊ�t�`*_�J}vy�s�����4:D�93���hj�zC`'h���J7��2�lrQ.����W�c Ӯ&w��My:Yר���)�|�r�)�?8y�Ϙ�e����qҹ'k�-A�Ɵ�$�N�ჭ�. So as long as you have been registered for 26 weeks during the 66 week test period you will be fine. To be eligible You must have been employed or self-employed for at least 26 weeks of the test period (66 weeks up to and including the week before your baby is due). It all counted and I just sent in my 4 highest payslips within the timescale. Maternity Allowance Table to work out your Test Period How to use the table to work out your Test Period 1. I am self employed but had a small earnings exemption certificate up until last week. … It does seem crazy that a one income family gets it cut off at £60k yet a dual earner family can have a combined income of almost £100k and still get it ! If you have a problem whilst he is away, the Army will have a families liason officer to help - however I think you will find the other Mums and girlfriends can offer more support. Is there a number you can ring with the info? I think that's correct anyway, we have no chance of either of us ever getting close to earning 50k so doesn't apply to us ! Hello Hayley, However if you estimate your 2015-16 income, it may be less than £26k because you will be on mat leave, so you may be eligible. Driving me bonkers! 4 May 2016 Replaced all 3 versions with March 2016 editions. The earliest your maternity allowance period can start is 11 weeks before the week in which you expect your baby. Me and my partner do live together, in private rented accomodation and his wages will be supporting us while he is away. I think Jesse's comment is useful if anyone has been self-employed, but I am not clear that this applies to your situation. A got a letter saying i wasnt entitled too the maternity grant  because i wasnt reciveing the income suport just was recieving job seekers and too ring back when a was getting income surport so a rang back today and he said they would take another look at my claim just wondered if anyone has had this problem and how long it took for a responce? Please note, as a peer-to-peer support board, this area is not intended to substitute professional financial advice and Netmums has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting. Again this would mean my NI contributions have been and are still being paid as my sick note goes up until 16th august. OP - I found the maternity allowance section always answered the phone quickly and we're happy to give advise on claims so I would give them a call. For more info, check out. Try not to divulge to much to them as I'm sure they will try and do everything in there power to be as awkward as possible otherwise! I know that I've asked this question before, but I think I phrased it so badly that nobody understood it. Even if you didn't earn enough or pay enough NI contributions in that time as self-employed, you have the option to pay them now - it should still work out better to get the MA. I'm in the process of applying for maternity allowance as I'll be taking a break from my business for at least 3 months when baby comes. They can then tell you exactly what to do though it might be that they have to see your form first. Hello! Wendy, i havent been self-employed, but have been employed for 25 weeks out of the required 26 weeks within the test period. Make sure your OH leaves you all the phone numbers you need before he goes, and makes sure he has updated his paperwork so they have your details. Maternity Allowance if you’re self-employed Also, you don't have to have physically worked 26 weeks, just been on the books/pay role for 26 weeks then they will pay you based on what you earned. Just unsure wether or not they will accept payslips which are from weeks when I received holiday pay/ basic pay and holiday pay. Maternity Allowance form (MA1), guidance notes and test period table Date published: 11 November 2020 Download and send a completed MA1 form to the address on the form. I've never had to apply before so don't know how long it usually takes for it to be processed and to hear back. You do not have to be physically working to claim you just have to have been registered as self employed with HMRC. 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