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  • Can I get Guardian's Allowance?

    You can claim Guardian's Allowance if you look after a child who is not your own (biologically or by adoption), and their parents have either both died or one has died and the other is unable to look after them, for example, because they are missing or are in prison. You can ...

  • How much Guardian's Allowance will I get?

    Guardian’s Allowance is paid at the rate of £16.55 each week for each child. If you or partner receive Guardian's Allowance, you are exempt from the Benefit Cap. See our Benefit Cap guide for more details. Guardian’s Allowance will be paid directly into your Bank, Building So...

  • How do I claim Guardian's Allowance?

    Phone for a claim form: Telephone: 0300 200 3101 Textphone: 0300 200 3103 Welsh language: 0300 200 1900 Download a claim form from the GOV. UK website (link opens in a new window) If you have not already claimed Child Benefit, you should claim this at the same time as Guar...

  • How do I challenge a Guardian's Allowance decision?

    If you disagree with the decision made on your benefit claim you can ask for a written statement of reasons. If you still believe the decision is wrong, for example due to incorrect information being used, you can ask for it to be looked at again, and/or appeal. The time limi...

  • What is Maternity Allowance?

    Maternity Allowance is a weekly payment for some women who are pregnant or have recently given birth. Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland Age rules: There are no specific age rules Type of benefit: Non means tested Taxable: No Administered by: Jobcentre...

  • Can I get Maternity Allowance?

    Maternity Allowance is money paid to some pregnant women who do not qualify for Statutory Maternity Pay from their employer because, for example:•    they have recently stopped work to have the baby, or •    they do not earn enough money. Self-employed women may also get Mat...

  • How much Maternity Allowance will I get?

    Maternity Allowance is £145.18 per week or 90%of your average gross weekly earnings (before tax), whichever is the smaller amount. You will get the full amount of Maternity Allowance if you have paid enough national insurance contributions. You may get a reduced rate if you h...

  • How do I claim Maternity Allowance?

    Phone Jobcentre Plus for a claim form: Telephone 0345 608 8610 Textphone 0800 023 4888 Download a claim form from the GOV. UK website (link opens in a new window) Phone your local Social Security/Jobs and Benefits Office for a claim form Download a claim form from the N...

  • How do I challenge a Maternity Allowance decision?

    If you disagree with the decision made on your benefit claim you can ask for a written statement of reasons. If you still believe the decision is wrong, for example due to incorrect information being used, you can ask for it to be looked at again, and/or appeal. The time limi...

  • How do I challenge a Statutory Adoption Pay decision?

    If you disagree with a Statutory Adoption Pay decision made by your employer, you can contact HM Revenue and Customs Statutory Payments Disputes Team. This may affect your job and your relationship with your employer so you may want to seek specialist advice on this matter fi...