Hi, I am a new single parent with a 7-month old. I returned to my main civilian job when my son was 3 months old as I couldn’t afford to be off work for too long, and my other job is with the Army Reserve, which I receive a small amount of maternity pay for. I can’t afford to end my maternity leave with the Army as the pay I would receive for work would be less than the additional childcare needed for drill night and weekend training. And to be honest, I’m not sure how viable being in the Army Reserve will be as a single parent once my maternity leave does end, so it will no longer be much of a supplement income. The tax-free childcare scheme seems to only take into account that you have one job, and that you cannot apply for the scheme if you are on maternity pay. However, I am working full-time and meet the earning requirements to be eligible for it from a civilian perspective. I was just wondering if anyone had had success applying for the scheme while having two jobs but being on maternity pay for one?
Privacy & Cookies Policy
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.