Sick leave Vs early maternity leave
Just wondering what people's opinions are. I'm 28 weeks and struggling hugely with work. Physically I'm in so much pain by the end of everyday and my mental health is awful as I just feel like a problem. I need to stop working and can't decide whether it's better to take statutory sick pay and then statutory maternity pay as the mat pay only lasts 39 weeks. Both are a shockingly low amount so we will look in to things like universal credit etc. Just trying to work out what is the best thing to do. I tried calling citizens advice today but was on hold for so long that I eventually gave up. Just wondering if anyone is or has been in a similar situation. Many thanks.