When to claim maternity benefits. HELP PLEASE.
I wondered if anyone had any info on when you need to put in a claim for maternity allowance??
I am due on the 9th March 2011 and will have been in employment (with different companies) for 26 weeks at the end of January 2011. Obviously I will be taking my maternity leave from then and want to make sure that I will have a regular income in place for when I go on mat leave.
When do I claim for this? How long
does it usually take for them to process your claim. Also I will need to claim for housing benefit and council tax benefit from then too as I won't be working anymore. When can I do this from.
I just starting to worry about money, don't want to be in the position of not being able to pay my bills in Febuary etc.
Any help on this or what I may be intitled to would be such a help, I have looked all over the internet and it no help at all.