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Maternity and Exam Marking

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by laws2008, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Hi all

    Basically, I finished my PGCE in December last year and have been doing supply teaching ever since. I am unable to claim SMP or take maternity leave from my job as I work for an agency, not a school, so I am applying for the maternity allowance through the jobcentre plus. My baby is due at the end of June, but I have to claim maternity allowance from the middle of April.

    My question is, am I able to mark exam papers in May/June in order to get a little bit of extra income before the baby arrives or would this prevent me from claiming my maternity allowance?
  2. henriette

    henriette New commenter

    I did - twice
  3. DaisysLot

    DaisysLot Senior commenter

    People do, however be aware that maternity allowance, or SMP are in lieu of paid work - so if 'found out' somehow your maternity benefit payment would stop.

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