Some mums get extra benefits, credits, support, grants, allowances on top of statutory maternity pay and leave
Here’s a guide to what’s available...
At a glance
- You're entitled to paid time off for antenatal care.
- There are a range of benefits you may be entitled to.
- Your partner could be entitled to additional paid paternity leave.
What could I apply for?
The government is keen to help new mums so you may be entitled to a range of extra benefits:
Could I get time off work unpaid?
Yes, you could get 18 weeks’ unpaid parental leave after the birth, although this may be restricted to four weeks a year.
Or if you return to work, your partner could get extra paid leave to look after the child - known as ‘Additional Paternity Leave’.
For detailed information on all this extra help, visit the Money Advice Service or government’s Gov.UK website.