Hi ladies. So i recently stopped working last week to go on leave but im not entitled to maternity allowance from the employer as its only a 6 months job post. Im on the site and it says, Maternity Allowance (MA) is a benefit paid weekly by Jobcentre Plus to pregnant women. You might get MA if: you are employed , but not eligible for SMP you are registered self-employed and paying Class 2 National Insurance Contributions (NICs), or hold a Small Earnings Exception certificate you have recently been employed or self-employed What do i put down on the form that im not employed or was recently employed? I have my maternity certificate i got from my midwife today. Ugh so confusing. Im not claiming any benefits at the moment either. Hopefully someone can fill me in.