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    • Miss_Sparkles
    • By Miss_Sparkles 20th Nov 17, 8:43 PM
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    Redundancy and pregnancy
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    • 20th Nov 17, 8:43 PM
    Redundancy and pregnancy 20th Nov 17 at 8:43 PM
    So this may be abit of a long one so apologies if this doesn't make sense.
    Me and about 20 others are being made redundant at the end of March 2018. I am due to have my baby in April. My maternity leave will start mid March. So for 3 weeks i will get my occupational maternity pay. Once my contract ends at the end of March they have said my SMP will be paid to me in one payment.

    My question is this..
    Will i be entitled to income support or any other type of benefits? I have looked at benefit calculators ans they have said i would get income support, child tax credits and child benefit. Has anyone been in the situation?

    It might be worth me mentioning that i will be a single parent with no help financially from the dad so it will solely be my income.

    Thanks in advance
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    • Takeaway_Addict
    • By Takeaway_Addict 24th Nov 17, 8:44 AM
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    • 24th Nov 17, 8:44 AM
    You would be better posting on the benefits board.
    Don't trust a forum for advice. Get proper paid advice. Any advice given should always be checked
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 24th Nov 17, 10:36 AM
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    • 24th Nov 17, 10:36 AM
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    • 24th Nov 17, 10:36 AM
    So this may be abit of a long one so apologies if this doesn't make sense.
    Me and about 20 others are being made redundant at the end of March 2018. I am due to have my baby in April. My maternity leave will start mid March. So for 3 weeks i will get my occupational maternity pay. Once my contract ends at the end of March they have said my SMP will be paid to me in one payment.

    My question is this..
    Will i be entitled to income support or any other type of benefits? I have looked at benefit calculators ans they have said i would get income support, child tax credits and child benefit. Has anyone been in the situation?

    It might be worth me mentioning that i will be a single parent with no help financially from the dad so it will solely be my income.

    Thanks in advance
    Originally posted by Miss_Sparkles


    Why not? I mean there's a few legitimate reasons, but
    • Laura2507
    • By Laura2507 28th Nov 17, 10:27 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 10:27 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 10:27 PM
    I’ve just been through something similar (also a solo mum) and income support was denied because I was paid SMP. I was told paying both income support and SMP is paying me twice. I can only claim income support once the 39 weeks is up.
    • Takeaway_Addict
    • By Takeaway_Addict 29th Nov 17, 9:26 AM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 9:26 AM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 9:26 AM
    Iíve just been through something similar (also a solo mum) and income support was denied because I was paid SMP. I was told paying both income support and SMP is paying me twice. I can only claim income support once the 39 weeks is up.
    Originally posted by Laura2507
    Whats worth more? Could you not give 8 weeks notice of return (pay back the extra) and then claim income support if it is worth more?
    Don't trust a forum for advice. Get proper paid advice. Any advice given should always be checked
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