Jobseeker's and maternity allowance
I was wondering if any of you know if jobseeker's allowance qualifies towards maternity allowance entitlement?
I was on maternity allowance when I had my first baby and have been looking for work for the last 7 months. I started claiming contribution-based jobseeker's allowance a few weeks ago and I'm receiving taxable payments and they credit me with NI contributions. Now, we're thinking about having another baby, but if I don't find a job I won't get any financial help. The only hope is that my jobseeker's would count towards the maternity allowance. Do you know if that's the case?
Would greatly appreciate your help!!