Check if you can get Maternity or Paternity Leave or Pay, or Maternity Allowance

If you’re having a baby, use this tool to check if you can get:

  • Statutory Maternity Leave or Pay
  • Statutory Paternity Leave or Pay
  • Maternity Allowance

There are different rules if you’re adopting a child or using a surrogate to have a baby.

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Before you start

You’ll need:

  • your baby’s due date
  • your employment status, for example ‘employee’ or ‘worker’

For each current or recent job you have before having a baby, you’ll need:

  • the job’s start date
  • how much you earned
  • the job’s end date (if it has ended)

You might need to give information about more than one job.

You’ll need the same information about your partner if you’ll care for the child with them.

You might also be able to get Shared Parental Leave and Pay.