am i considered unemployed when my maternity pay stops?
Hi, I am a single parent, I am still on maternity leave until April. However my maternity pay has now finished (39 weeks of payment). I have no intention to come back to work as I can imagine leavening my 11 month old baby, I would event have anyone to leave her with. What I would like to know is am I considered unemployed now that the payment has stopped? As I would like to apply for jobseekers allowens right away to insure that there is income coming into our little family. I haven't handed in my notice yet, should I do it now? Even though I only have a months notice and I am still considered to be on maternity leave until April. Sorry of this is sounding confusing, it's I am a little lost on what to do next. As I am renting out a room, which I will be straggling to pay for in a couple of weeks as my maternity pay has stopped. Please let me know if you have any advice on what kind of benefits I can relay. Thanks in advance