If you have been working for yourself then you should get registered sooner rather than later to protect your claim. They will always be clearly marked as DfC and will never ask you to give, or click a link to give, personal information or financial details by message or email. Any money you get can affect your other benefits. Contact your local Jobs & Benefits office. If your query is about another topic, select ‘Other’ from the drop-down menu above. The amount you can get depends on your eligibility. //-->. HMRC will then contact you to tell you how to make an early payment. The nidirect privacy notice applies to any information you send on this feedback form. Maternity Allowance is usually paid to you if you do not qualify for Statutory Maternity Pay. The average time for deciding a claim is 35 working days. For more information, contact the Department for Communities - Maternity Allowance or your local Jobs and Benefits office. For queries or advice about Child Maintenance, contact the Child Maintenance Service. We use cookies to collect information about how you use GOV.UK. For queries or advice about employment rights, contact the Labour Relations Agency. Email customerservice.unit@communities-ni.gov.uk. For queries or advice about Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs), including parking tickets and bus lane PCNs, email dcu@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk. For queries or advice about Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs), including parking tickets and bus lane PCNs, email dcu@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk. For queries or advice about pensions, contact the Northern Ireland Pension Centre. 20 replies 1.1K views foolishqueen Forumite. Don't include any personal or financial information, for example National Insurance, credit card numbers, or phone numbers. This feedback form is for issues with the nidirect website only. For queries or advice about claiming compensation due to a road problem, contact DFI Roads claim unit. All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0, except where otherwise stated, National restrictions in England from 5 November, Maternity, Adoption and paternity calculator for employers, Holidays, time off, sick leave, maternity and paternity leave, Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support, Transparency and freedom of information releases. It doesn’t matter if you had different jobs or periods of unemployment. For queries or advice about Child Maintenance, contact the Child Maintenance Service. You’ve accepted all cookies. Payments can start 11 weeks before your baby is due. Disability Living Allowance. All benefits, pensions and allowances are paid into an account, such as a bank account. 31 replies 3.2K views boo80 Forumite. You can claim Maternity Allowance as soon as you have been pregnant for 26 weeks. 6 July 2013 at 7:59PM edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Marriage, Relationships & Families. Call 0800 587 1377. If you wish to check on a problem or fault you have already reported, contact DfI Roads. For queries or advice about careers, contact the Careers Service. For queries or advice about  60+ and Senior Citizen SmartPasses (which can be used to get concessionary travel on public transport), contact Smartpass - Translink. If you wish to check on a problem or fault you have already reported, contact DfI Roads. For queries or advice about criminal record checks, email ani@accessni.gov.uk, Application and payment queries can be emailed to ema_ni@slc.co.uk. Payments can start 11 weeks before your baby is due. If you wish to report a problem with a road or street you can do so online in this section. Maternity Allowance is paid either every two or four weeks. It's important you tell the Maternity Allowance branch if your circumstances change as this can affect how much you get, for example, if you go back to work. Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details. If you're still not satisfied with the outcome, you can appeal. Call 0800 587 0912Email dcs.incomingpostteamdhc2@nissa.gsi.gov.uk, Call 0800 587 2750 Email customerservice.unit@communities-ni.gov.uk, Call 0800 587 0912 Email dcs.incomingpostteamdhc2@nissa.gsi.gov.uk, Contact your local Jobs & Benefits office. Don't include any personal or financial information, for example National Insurance, credit card numbers, or phone numbers. If you haven’t paid into the system you can’t take anything out. If you have a question about a government service or policy, you should contact the relevant government organisation directly as we don’t have access to information about you held by government departments. Call 0800 587 0912 Email dcs.incomingpostteamdhc2@nissa.gsi.gov.uk. [CDATA[//>