At the moment I am claiming childcare vouchers for my first child, and now I am expecting my second. (yeah!) What to do about childcare vouchers is getting complicated! I know that they calculate maternity pay between 17-25 weeks of pregnancy so if I'm claiming them during this period, it will reduce my maternity pay. On the other hand, from what I understand about benefits, you are entitled to receive non-cash benefits (childcare vouchers) all the way through, even when you aren't getting any maternity pay any more (39-52 weeks). Am I right? Has anybody else thought about this? I haven't actually done the sums, but I'm estimating that the benefit of getting £243 a month for a year will outweigh the reduction in OMP. The other complication is that if I come out of the scheme, I think when I rejoin I won't be able to claim as much because of the changes coming in for the new tax year. My head hurts trying to work it all out!