Maternity Allowance is usually paid to you if you don't qualify for Statutory Maternity Pay.
Maternity pay and leave
Find out more about maternity pay and leave.
Paternity leave and pay
When you take time off because your partner's having a baby or adopting a child you might be eligible for paternity leave.
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
You can get Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) if you're too ill to work. It's paid by your employer for up to 28 weeks.
Sure Start Maternity Grant
A Sure Start Maternity Grant is a one-off payment to help towards the costs of having a child.
Taking sick leave
Employees only need a fit note from a doctor after 7 days off work sick. If they are ill just before or during their holiday, they can take it as sick leave instead.