well 20 weeks and one day and im so confused, i have never had to claim anything in my life so i have absolutely no idea what im entitled to.
My other half is in the army down in Portsmouth and we are very much in a relationship, i work full time but on a rubbish wage, i need to advise my employers of my maternity intentions but i have no idea if i can get any help financially so therefore have no idea how long i can afford to be off for.
i will be living with my mum for the time being, the better half will be home on the weekends that he can come home for, and this will be for 2 nights, someone has informed me i am classed as a single parent as he is home less that 3 nights, i have no intention of lying about my circumstances i am very much with my partner and we have no intentions of that changing when he gets posted to Southampton next month we will join a list for a house but until then i will be staying put here and returning to work part time after maternitiy.
He will be paying me a fixed monthly allowance towards Bean, which i will inform anyone that needs to know, but he will also has to be able to afford living down there. i have been on websites and rang citizens advice who said they would send me some info via email when i got the info it was just the websites i had already looked at thought i was going to be able to make an appointment to talk to someone.
SO basically at the moment when Bean arrives i feel the only thing i will have coming in is my maternity pay, and then my wages on return to work and my allowance from the other half
Any help on this would be hugely appreciated