Finishing Work/P45/Maternity Benefit Query

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mrswed Posts: 141
I am covering someone's maternity leave at the moment and the girl is due back to work in August which is when my employment will finish, I won't be kept on after that date which I understand as it is only maternity cover. I am 14 weeks pregnant now and will be 30 weeks pregnant when I finish my employment. What are my options in relation to maternity leave? Should I submit my maternity benefit form before I finish up i.e. after the 24th week? As I won't have a job to come back to after maternity leave, am I still entitled to maternity benefit. Sorry if this sounds silly :thnk
belcra Posts: 1097
I'm sorry for short answer but going into appointment now. Suggest you ring the maternity benefit section in Donegal and they will be able to tell you if you satisfy criteria for MB. I reckon submit your form with your P45 after you finish work. MB will be paid from the day after you finish work then.
MrsMommy Posts: 1112
Your maternity benefit will start from the date on your P45.