Maternity Allowance Contact Number

0844 248 2557

Maternity Allowance Contact Number

Maternity Allowance in the UK is given to those who do not qualify for Statutory Maternity Leave or Allowance

Other Maternity Allowance Contact Numbers:

Maternity Allowance Phone Number
Head Office  0844 248 2557
Maternity Allowance Complaints  0844 248 2557
Customer Services  0844 248 2557

Maternity Allowance Opening Hours

Department Opening Hours
Customer Service 8:30am-11:30pm -Mon – Fri

Closed – Saturday & Sunday

Maternity Allowance Head Office Address

Department Address
Head Office MAILHANDLING SITE A
WOLVERHAMPTON
WV98 1SU

How long will I receive Maternity Allowance for?
Do you pay tax on Maternity Allowance?
How much am I entitled to?
When will my Allowance be paid into my account?
How is Maternity Allowance paid?

Reasons to contact the Maternity Allowance Contact Number:

      • If you are unsatisfied with your Maternity Allowance experience and wish to complain to a member of staff
      • If you need to enquire service from the Maternity Allowance Contact Number
      • If you have been overpaid and wish to inform a member of staff
      • If you wish to make changes to your Allowance
      • If you are unsatisfied with the customer service that you have received previously from a member of staff on the Maternity Allowance Contact Number

What is Maternity Allowance

Maternity Allowance is given to women who do not, or will not, receive statutory maternity leave. How much you may receive on Maternity Allowance will change depending on your eligibility, or if you are on any other benefits from the government. To check your eligibility, head over to the government website or ring the number above and a member of staff will be able to let you know how much you could get. You could earn up to £140 a week or 90% of your average weekly earnings for up to 39 weeks, or £27 a week for up to 14 weeks in total.

Maternity Allowance Calculator

You can calculate how much you could receive on Maternity Allowance by using the Maternity Leave Calculator. For this, you may need to provide a range of information regarding your job, date of birth, and information about your job or current benefits. If you cannot use the calculator, ring the number above and a member of staff will be able to help you calculate how much you could receive.

Maternity Allowance for Self Employed

If you are self-employed, or if you have a job and earn less than a certain amount each week, you will be entitled to Maternity Allowance. To apply for the benefit, ring the number above or head over to the government website, where you can check your eligibility and find out how much you could receive weekly from the government. You could be entitled to up to £140 a week for 39 weeks, starting from 11 weeks before your baby is due.

Maternity Allowance ApplicationMaternity Allowance Contact Number

To claim Maternity Allowance, you will need to have a number of answers ready including personal information regarding your job and other benefits you may receive. To apply, you must fill out an MA1 form, which can be found on the government website. There are two ways you can fill in an MA1 form, you can either do so online and send the form directly, or print the form off and send it to the address above, or the address on the form if it is different. Along with your form, you will also need to send a proof of income, if you have one, as well proof of the baby’s due date, and your SMP1 form. You will only need your SMP1 form if you have been formally denied statutory maternity pay from your employer. If you are unsure where to find the information needed when filling out, or sending off, your MA1 form, ring the number above and a member of staff from the Maternity Allowance Contact Number will be able to help you further.

FAQ’S

How long will I receive Maternity Allowance for?

If you have been granted Maternity Allowance, you will receive your payments for up to 14 weeks

Do you pay tax on Maternity Allowance?

No, you do not pay tax on your Maternity Allowance income. You only receive the Allowance if you do not receive statutory Maternity Leave or Pay

How much am I entitled to?

How much you could be entitled to on Maternity Leave depends on a few factors. You could earn up to £140 a week or a portion of your earnings for up to 39 weeks, or up to £30 a week for up to 14 weeks in total. To find out what you would be entitled to on Maternity Allowance, ring the number above and we will connect you to a member of staff on the Maternity Allowance Contact Number

When will my Allowance be paid into my account?

Payments will usually start 11 weeks before the birth of your child. Because of this, the day and dates your receive your payments will differ from other people who are also claiming Maternity Allowance. If you are unsure if you should have been paid, ring the number above and a member of staff will be able to help you further

How is Maternity Allowance paid?

Maternity Allowance is paid directly into your bank account. When applying for the Allowance, you will be asked to provide your bank details

More about Maternity Allowance

Maternity Allowance is an option for mothers who do not receive the statutory Maternity Pay. The amount you receive from the government scheme depends on how eligible you are for the service. Payments through Maternity Allowance will usually start being sent to your account 11 weeks before the due date of your baby.

If you receive other benefits from the government, receiving Maternity Allowance may impact how much you receive from other payments. For more information on this, ring the number above and we will connect you to a member of staff who can help you further.

Below is a recent video explaining Maternity Allowance. For more videos, click through below and search youtube for videos and guides on Maternity Allowance. If you would like to know more about the Maternity Allowance process, or for information regarding your own personal Maternity Allowance, ring the number above. We will put you through to a member of staff who can help you with your queries and questions.