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Wednesday, 3 October 2023

Claim Maternity Allowance (form MA1)

Maternity Allowance is a benefit for working pregnant women who are unable to get Statutory Maternity Pay.


Maternity Allowance is paid for up to 39 weeks and is not subject to tax and National Insurance. It is not paid while you are working.

How to use this service

Use the link below to find out more and download a Maternity Allowance claim form in PDF format from the Jobcentre Plus website.

To read PDF files you will need a copy of Adobe Reader. Information on how to download this for free is available on the right panel of this page.

You can also contact your Jobcentre Plus office for a claim form and advice.

This online service is available in England, Scotland and Wales only.

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