Incapacity Benefits Branch, Castle Court, Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1SB T: (028) 9033 6000
Business Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 to 17:00, Thursday from 10:00 to 17:00
Information on maternity allowance in Northern Ireland can be found from Incapacity Benefits Branch Castle Court in Belfast. Maternity Allowance is not paid while you are working; it is paid for up to 39 weeks and is not subject to tax and National Insurance. Maternity Allowance forms are also available at the Social Security Agency.
Of interest, attitudes toward unemployment and welfare payments have softened, as the annual British Social Attitudes Report (which questioned more than 3,000 people for more than an hour) found 51% said benefits were too high in 2012, down from 62% in 2011. Find out more at BBC News.
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