How to Calculate Maternity Benefit

Discussion in 'Welfare and state benefits' started by poppy265, Jan 25, 2010.

    Jan 25, 2010
  1. poppy265

    poppy265 Registered User

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    Hi I know this has been covered here before but have searched threads and can't find answer to my question.

    Im due to go on maternity leave in March 2010, and im looking to see roughly what rate maternity benefit i will get but can't figure out how to calculate it. I was off on maternity leave in 2008 for the full 6 months, and i know that my benefit is based on this year so do i take the remaining 18 weeks i worked and divide my annual income for that year by this ? and take 80%? just trying to find out if i will get the min or the max amount of maternity benefit. Any help greatly appreciated as im trying to work out budget for the months i will be off.
    Thanks