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Returning to work after maternity leave
Hi, just after some advice. I’m due to return to work after maternity on the 1st April. I’m unsure whether or not it will be beneficial for me to do so. I’m on a zero hour contract so won’t be guaranteed more than 16 hours which is what I’d need to work to get paid more than what UC would pay me. If I quit my job to look after my baby myself would UC still pay me or does it not work like that because I left voluntarily? I’ve just set up a new claim so waiting for that to go through. Also it’s SMP so if I did quit I wouldn’t have to pay it back. Thanks