Maternity Allowance

Maternity Allowance is a weekly amount for expectant and new mothers that do not qualify to receive Statutory Maternity Pay.

Claims can be made from the 26th week of pregnancy. Entitlement can start 11 weeks before the baby is due and last up to 14 or 39 weeks depending on circumstances.

More information about Maternity Allowance, as well as an application form, can be accessed at nidirect: