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LOCAL INFORMATION

9.8.12
Maternity benefit / Maternity allowance

Extent: Jersey
Updated 1 November 2013
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For details of the benefit and allowances see :

www.gov.je/Benefits/MaternityFamilySupport/Pages/MaternityAllowance.aspx

Emergency Maternity Benefit

If a client does not qualify for a Maternity Allowance, based on her contribution record, she may still qualify for an emergency maternity benefit. The scale rate is the same as Short-term Incapacity Allowance and is payable for two weeks prior to expected date of confinement and for two weeks after the birth.

If the baby arrives late, the benefit will continue to be paid.

The qualification period is based on sufficient contributions having been paid during the last quarter but one, before the baby is expected to be born.

Contributions will be credited for the period emergency maternity benefit is paid.