? about benefits

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  1. moomoo192

    moomoo192 Well-Known Member

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    i've also posted this on 3rd tri

    I know when you're working you can claim maternity benefit or maternity allowance but does anybody know what happens if you're not working??

    From what i'd read on the internet if you were unable to claim MB or MA you could get either Income support or incapacity benefit.

    Because i haven't worked in the past 2 1/2 years i was told i could claim incapacity benefit for 8 weeks but she sent me the MA form, well that went in the bin as it was no good, i hadn't earnt anything in the qualifying period so thought what was the point in sending it.

    I rang again tonight and she said i can't claim income support as dh works full time and i can't claim incapacity benefit as i am not incapable of work or signed off by the doctor so there is nothing i can claim :wall:

    Does anybosy know any different??
     
  2. paradysso

    paradysso Well-Known Member

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    i got told u can claim incapicity benefit, as u cant work, your about to give birth???? i would talk to some one else if possible


    just looked on benefits site....


    have u been paying your NI?

    also this

     
  3. Redshoes

    Redshoes Well-Known Member

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    I looked into this recently and I found I was unable to claim anything, but OH works full time and we do receive Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and Child Benefit. If you were single you would automatically go onto Income Support, as far as I'm aware. I would go see someone at your local benefits agency, they will need to look at your personal circumstances to give you a decision :hug:
     
  4. moomoo192

    moomoo192 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks girls, i will pop down there next week and try and see what they say
     

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