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Apply for Maternity Allowance

Maternity Allowance is a benefit for working pregnant women who are unable to get Statutory Maternity Pay.

How to use this service

Maternity Allowance is paid for up to 39 weeks and is not subject to tax and National Insurance. It is not paid while you are working.

Download a form

Help for expectant Mothers:

You make a claim by printing out a claim form and filling it in. When you have filled in the form you can either:

Important: The date the claim form is received in a Social Security Agency office is the date we can consider payment from - not the date you downloaded the claim form.

Ask for a form

You can get Maternity Allowance forms from the Social Security Agency.  Contact one of their offices.

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