Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:58 pm
Post subject: Am i entitled to anything?
I have never claimed a penny in my life and always worked but when i had my previous job i was only on a years contract (i was covering someone on maternity) it was pure conicidence that i went on maternity the same week she came back. I got SMP from my previous employer. when my smp was up they phoned me and said they didnt have any work for me at that time but if anything came up they would let me know. At this time i wasnt pregnant and started looking for other part time work. about 4 weeks later they contacted me and said they urgently needed someone for 3 mornings a week so i started looking into childcare, bearing in mind i live away from family and friends and dont know many people, I found a childminder 4 days later but they had already filled the space with someone else. I found out two days later i was pregnant.
Am i entitled to job seekers for now or maternity allowance??? we are struggling a bit on just OH's wage. Thanks girls.
p.s we are not entitled to any tax credits as OH earns to much xx