Well I had to stop working in December because of hip pain. I submitted a claim for Maternety Allowance on January to the JSA, and got a letter comfirming my appliaction on the 23rd of Jan, and was told that they have a back log and its taking 6 weeks to process claims. which was crap enough, but after this 6 weeks had lapsed and I had heard nothing, Ichased them up, and they had sent a letter to one of my former employers asking for confirmation of my earnings. I called my prev employer who said they had had the letter and returned it the same day. this was March the 17th! And I still havent heard anything, Ihave chased every week, and they just keep saying that my file has not been updated and that an email has been sent asked them to chase it up, but they have a back log of about 200 emails, so dont expect to hear anything soon. Thing is what if they havent even recieved the letter? ots got lost or something, I just feel like I have been forgotten about and they are doing nothing to further my claim. In the mean time I have no income whatsoever and Im living off savings, which are depleting and getting myself quite worked up about the whole thing, which isnt exactly good for me or baby. I dont know what else I can do, does anyone have any ideas who I can contact or who can help to chase whats the hell is going on, cause everytime I phone the claims number they just say nothing else has been logged on the system and that they will send an email!