Contract ends whilst on maternity- benefits

Hi all

Wifes on Mat leave at the moment, baby born in Jan. Just thinking ahead her statutory mat pay runs out around September, and then she will start looking for a job.

her contract will end in April ‘24 and she will need to look for a job from Sep 24 onwards, would she be entitled to JSA? And is there anything else she would be eligible for, she has been on a temp type contract for about 3 years,

(wales based)

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  • huckster
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    use an online benefits calculator such as Entitledto to check household position.

    If your wife needs to claim in September, when SSP runs out, then yes she could look at claiming New Style JSA. This is based on her National Insurance contributions record over the previous 2 years.
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