I’ve tried to research online and contact the CAB but neither really gave me very helpful answers so maybe you guys can help!
I’m due to go on maternity leave sometime around the beginning of June to have my second baby, I get 6 months full pay from my work place and then move on to statutory maternity pay. I have already looking at my handbook for work and they say that if I decide to resign whilst on maternity leave I do not have to pay back any maternity pay I have already received.
I have been thinking about taking the leap to become a stay at home mum for a while now but am scared about what it could do to our financial situation so does anybody know if I would qualify for universal credit?
Little bit more background: me and my partner are already on a joint claim for universal credit and have been for around 3 and a half years now as he was out of work for a while, he has just started a part time job working 14 hours a week and I currently work 21 hours a week. If I were to leave my job my partner would then go up to working 21 hours a week and I would be the main carer for our two children.
So sorry for the long post, if you took the time to read it thank you so much! I just want to have as much info as possible before I leave as I really dislike my job and would love to be a SAHM but if it’s not financially viable then will look for another job whilst on MAT leave.