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The Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations 1979

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Maternity Allowance E+W+S+N.I.

3.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, a claim for an increase in respect of a child or adult dependant of a maternity allowance in expectation of confinement may be made before the first week for which that allowance could be awarded but shall not be made earlier than the period specified in respect of a claim for maternity allowance by Schedule 1, paragraph S(c), column (2).

(2) A claim for an increase of maternity allowance in respect of a child or adult dependant may not be made in advance unless, on the date when made, the circumstances relating to the child or adult dependant concerned are such as would qualify the claimant for such an increase if they occurred in a period for which she was entitled to a maternity allowance.

(3) A claim for an increase of maternity allowance made in advance under this paragraph shall be treated as not having been made if the claimant fails within the period specified by Schedule 1, paragraph 4, column (2), to provide such certificates, documents, information or evidence as may be required under regulation 7.

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