This is an abridged list, produced to accompany Maternity Action information sheets. The High Court refused to grant permission to apply for judicial review on this ground, stating that a challenge under s149 of the Equality Act should be brought within three months of the decision that it relates to, and so this claim was brought out of time. For the fastest help on, More posts in "December 2017 Birth Club" group, Create a post in "December 2017 Birth Club" group, Breastfeeding: the trick to a comfy latch. <> UC takes into account your household income, whether or not you pay rent, where you live, whether or not you have a partner, how many children you have and what savings you have. This information sheet gives the benefits, tax credits and Universal Credit rates that apply from 6th April 2019 to 5th April 2020. Try using quotes to search for an exact phrase, for example: "child benefit". ��4f�,��R~��U�/��6�8z�H3�m�2"k�P�^�l���G��t ��K��.ϙ�pt�>*�?�� Does anyone know how this affects universal credit, does it get counted as working or as a benefit that they’ll deduct form my UC payment? If it's Universal Credit, the tax credits would stop & you would then get paid it through your Universal Credit payment. Now I am entitled to maternity allowance £118 per week. I was on statutory mat pay Hun and had to claim universal credit. The judgment is now available. So without knowing all those circumstances, it's hard to say. endobj Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates. no. I’m starting my maternity leave tomorrow and I’ve applied for maternity allowance as I haven’t worked long enough at my job. Not sure how much I get paid but it’s based on individual circumstances so in the application they ask if you’re getting smp etc. For savings between £6000 and £15999, a deduction of about £45 a month is made to your UC for each £1000 savings you have over £6000. Maternity allowance and universal credit. If it's income support you qualify for, you would continue to get child tax credits. 2 0 obj You are passing a message to a BabyCenter staff member. Statutory Maternity Pay is treated as ‘earnings’ and is partially disregarded from any Universal Credit award as a result of the Work Allowance. If so, depending on your maximum UC entitlement, the Maternity Allowance may not be critical because if you are claiming UC the MA is fully taken into account as income when calculating the UC amount payable. Someone I know only gets income support and not mat allowance or SMP. Standard allowance                            single person                                       couple, Under 25                                             £251.77                                               £395.20, Over 25                                               £317.82                                               £498.89. Under the Universal Credit Regulations 2013 Maternity Allowance is treated as ‘unearned income’ and is deducted from any Universal Credit award pound for pound. I thought it was either or. 3 0 obj Any advice would be greatly appreciated . In reaching this conclusion, Judge Swift looked at the reasons that SMP is treated as income, and the difficulty that would arise in distinguishing such payments from wages, due to the way that they are reported by HMRC's Real Time Information system. BabyCenter aims to share products and services we hope you’ll find interesting and helpful. On 18 October 2019, CPAG issued judicial review proceedings challenging the treatment of maternity allowance (MA) as unearned income in … This will protect your client's position in the event of an appeal in the judicial review case. This information sheet gives the benefits, tax credits and Universal Credit rates that apply from 6th April 2019 to 5th April 2020. On 18 October 2019, CPAG issued judicial review proceedings challenging the treatment of maternity allowance as unearned income in the calculation of universal credit awards. Most rates have not increased in 2019/20. Overview of the support available for children in Scotland. 1128776. Families who don’t rent may qualify for UC if their income is less than about £1900 a month. Rest of Great Britain:                                                              Inside Greater London: £384.62/week                                                                         £442.31/week, (£1666.67/month)                                                                   (£1916.67/month), £257.69/week                                                                         £296.35/week, (£1116.67/month)                                                                   (£1284.17/month), Second Floor, 3-4 Wells Terrace, London N4 3JU, To get free advice please click here For example, a woman who is made redundant before the 15th week prior to her due date will have to claim MA, regardless of the length of time that she has been with her employer. Moore and Others v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2020] EWHC 2827 (Admin).On 18 October 2019, CPAG issued judicial review proceedings challenging the treatment of maternity allowance (MA) as unearned income in the calculation of universal credit (UC) awards. Claimed for on universal credit, I get both as the SMP is paid from my employer. Charity reg. ������k{�m�V�x�PZ �,� oF=�/����w�5��Fg��#��e��. Self-employed women have no option but to claim MA during their maternity leave, as they are not entitled to SMP. For more information on maternity pay and benefits go to, For a complete list of benefit rates, go to, If you are currently claiming tax credits or other benefits get advice before claiming Universal Credit. A number of women will be affected by this issue and the factors that prevent a woman from being eligible for SMP and therefore having to claim MA can be completely arbitrary. Read full article for the judgment. endobj FAQs: Covid-19 – rights and benefits during pregnancy and maternity leave, Resigning during pregnancy and maternity leave, Pregnant during maternity leave (expecting again), Miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death, Redundancy during pregnancy, maternity and parental leave, Asking to change your working hours or go part-time, Adoption leave and pay – rights for parents, Health and safety, sickness and breastfeeding, Health and safety during pregnancy/on return to work, Continuing to breastfeed when you return to work, Sickness during pregnancy and maternity leave, and on return to work, Postnatal depression/depression in pregnancy, Self-employed, agency and zero-hours work, Rights for parents with more than one job, ‘Ordinarily Resident’ in the UK: entitlement to NHS maternity care in England, Information-sharing between the NHS and Home Office in England. I imagine you should get some sort of income support to top up your SMP. This factsheet outlines the financial help available from pregnancy to school age. These families then went on to boost their savings using the government’s “help to save” scheme. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Couples with children will need to work at least 24 hours to qualify for Working Tax Credit, with some exceptions. Find out more about Universal Credit and how to claim it here. They claim Universal Credit and get £333 per month. The amount you can get depends on your eligibility. Higher rate (eldest child) £20.70 pw Lower rate £13.70 pw, Families where one or more parents earn more than. 30 June at 9:21AM in Benefits & Tax Credits. Just so you know, we may earn a commission if you buy something we’ve linked to here. %���� It's a bit of a pain as it's impossible to give a definitive answer as it kind of depends on the entire household. 1 0 obj However, the treatment of MA under UC is significantly different to its treatment under tax credits, where a woman receiving MA was treated as being in remunerative work in order to qualify for working tax credits, but the MA was disregarded in full in the calculation of awards, leaving women claiming MA in a similar position to those claiming SMP. Maternity Allowance is taken into account in full for Universal Credit. Statutory Maternity Pay, Paternity Pay and Adoption Pay are treated as income other than earnings for Income Support, income-based Jobseeker's Allowance and income-based Employment and Support Allowance and so do not attract any earnings disregard. Again, the court held that this ground was arguable and that permission to apply for judicial review should be granted. endobj Maternity Allowance. The third ground of the challenge was a failure to exercise the public sector equality duty, as required by s149 of the Equality Act when dealing with protected characteristics, which includes pregnancy and maternity.