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.
What else can I claim during pregnancy and maternity?
Information on Universal Credit
Maternity calendar of key dates
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
HMRC phoneline for employers – 0300 200 3200
HMRC statutory disputes team or call 0300 322 9422
Statutory Pay and Leave
How do you qualify for SMP/SAP/SHPP/SPP?
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
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 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
Childcare Choices website