Can I get Statutory Maternity Pay?
To qualify for Statutory Maternity Pay you must have worked for the same employer for at least 26 weeks by the time you are 15 weeks away from the date your baby is due.
It does not matter how many hours a week you work but you must earn more than £113 a week.
The rules about Statutory Maternity Pay apply to almost all women employees but there are exceptions, for example, women who work mainly overseas or who are share fisherwomen. If your working situation is unusual, find an adviser and ask whether you qualify.
If you do not qualify for Statutory Maternity Pay, you might qualify for:
• Maternity Allowance
• Employment and Support Allowance
• Income Support
• Jobseeker's Allowance