Maternity Allowance Contact Number 0843 455 0033.
Maternity allowance is paid to a person who is not eligible for the Statutory Maternity Pay.
Maternity allowances are issued by the government. The funds are obtained from the Department for Work and Pensions.
A person is eligible for the allowance if self-employed and makes Class 2 NI contributions. A person can also be self-employed but have a small earnings exemption certificate. A person who has recently stopped working can also apply for the allowance.
As part of the eligibility necessities, an applicant must have been working for twenty six weeks in the sixty six weeks before delivery. In the 26 weeks worked, a person should have been earning a minimum of £30 in at least 13 weeks.
To seek clarification on eligibility, a person should dial maternity allowance phone number to speak to a customer service agent. The maternity allowance contact number is open from Monday to Friday between 8am to 6pm. All information regarding eligibility for the allowance can also be found on the Maternity Allowance official website.
What an Applicant Gets.
Successful applicants are paid £136 every week. They can also get a 90 percent of their normal monthly earnings. Beneficiaries are given the allowance every 2 to 4 weeks. The Maternity Allowance is issued for up to 39 weeks. Persons can check whether their application was successful by dialling the Maternity Allowance phone number.
When to Claim.
To make a claim, a person should be pregnant for a minimum of 26 weeks. A claim is made by filling up the MA1 form. Claims are also done by dialling the Maternity Allowance phone number. To apply through a call, a person is asked to provide her proof of income, SMP1 form, and proof of the delivery period.
If a Baby is Lost.
If a person loses her baby, she can still be eligible for Maternity Allowance under two conditions. First, the child should have been delivered alive at some point. Secondly, the child was stillborn at the start of twenty fourth week of pregnancy.
Appealing a Decision.
If unhappy about the application, a person should fill the GL24 form. The form is mailed or faxed to Maternity Allowance headquarters. To check on the status of an appeal, one should use the Maternity Allowance contact number to speak to an agent.