Self Employment - Class 2 NIC & Maternity Allowance

anniem Registered Posts: 1,326 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
Just want clarification,please?

Self employed female, earning below Small Earnings Exception threshold, but still paying class 2 NIC as she wants to have a baby. Helpful (????) person at HMRC couldn't tell her if she would still qualify for Maternity Allowance if she submitted a Small Earnings Exception.

I have double checked and believe that she can submit Exception and will still qualify for Maternity Allowance.

Anyone have knowledge of this who can confirm my interpretation, please?
FMAAT - AAT Licensed Member in Practice - Pewsey, Wiltshire


  • Rachel
    Rachel Registered Posts: 348 Dedicated contributor 🦉
    only at £30 per week, must cancel certificate to get £120 maternity allowance
  • Rachel
    Rachel Registered Posts: 348 Dedicated contributor 🦉
    there are only 2 rates of ma for self employed and not based on earning but not entitled if there is a certificate exemption
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