Working tax credits redundancy and statutory maternity pay

I'm currently under threat of redundancy however my maternity leave will commence in 2 weeks time. My employer has indicated they will still pay me smp over 39 weeks if I am selected for redundancy and not upfront in one lump sum. Does anyone know whilst I still recieve smp can I continue to get the working tax credits I would have been getting them on maternity leave then informing them when my smp ended or will they stop because I'm redundant.


  • Darksparkle
    Darksparkle Posts: 5,465 Forumite
    You will be treated as working your normal hours for 39 weeks.
  • TELLIT01
    TELLIT01 Posts: 16,585 Forumite
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    It doesn't make any difference whether SMP is paid weekly or as a single lump sum, it will be treated as received for the 39 week period. That may affect any other benefits you would attempt to claim following redundancy.
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