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Insta Live – Benefits (22 March 2022)

Our benefits and rights advisers recently took part in an Insta Live legal clinic with Pregnant then Screwed. These links contain further information for all the questions that were covered. You can watch the Q&A session here.

Benefits links

What else can I claim during pregnancy and maternity?

Information on Universal Credit

Maternity calendar of key dates

Government guide to Universal Credit  

Make a Universal Credit claim

Information on the Healthy Start Scheme:  

Information on the Sure Start Maternity Grant:

Information on Child Benefit  

Information on free prescriptions and NHS dental treatment

Information on Council Tax Reduction

Link to benefit calculators: https://www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators 

Information on Discretionary Housing Payment:  

Information on Warm Homes Discount:

Information on social tariffs for broadband:

Information on help with water bills:  

Information on Specified Adult Childcare credits (transferring national insurance credits to grandparents)

Information on the Child Benefit high income tax charge

Links for employers

Employer Maternity/paternity Calculator 

Employee/worker maternity/paternity leave calculator  

Employer fact sheet on SMP  

HMRC phoneline for employers  – 0300 200 3200 

Statutory Adoption Pay – Working Families 

HMRC statutory disputes team or call 0300 322 9422 

Statutory Pay and Leave

How do you qualify for SMP/SAP/SHPP/SPP? 

Statutory Maternity Pay

Statutory Adoption Pay

Statutory Shared Parental Pay

Statutory Paternity Pay  

Statutory Paternity (Adoption) Pay

Maternity, Adoption and paternity calculator (pay, relevant employment period and average weekly earnings, leave period) https://www.gov.uk/maternity-paternity-calculator 

Maternity or Paternity Leave or Pay, or Maternity Allowance calculator

Shared Parental Leave and Pay calculator

Frequently asked questions on SMP including what to do if my employer refuses to pay, can I continue to get SMP if I go back to work and what if I work for two employers. 

How do you qualify for MA? 

Maternity Allowance information

How to claim maternity allowance

What childcare is available when you return to work? 

Help with childcare costs

Free childcare for 2, 3 and 4 year olds:

Free childcare for 2 year olds, further information

Apply for 15 hours childcare for 3 – 4 year olds

Apply for 30 hours free childcare for 3 – 4 year olds

Tax-Free Childcare scheme

Apply for Tax-Free Childcare

Universal Credit

Working Tax Credit

Childcare Choices website