Good to hear that you get the old one back and can carry both about while travelling 'til new visa sorted
It was someone on here that told me about it, Paul (ppron) I think?
Good luck with the baby making! If you only took six months leave for the new born I think you would be classed as employed.
I just thought that if you got it in your own right then you wouldn't have any hassles with interviews about your marriage etc( if you do, I don't know to be honest). My hubby did it in his own right even tho' we are married and it seemed to go ok
I found this on the web today, it may not be relevant to you but any info can help,
It is last years version but not many changes to this years I should think.http://www.hmrc.gov....ets/wtc2.htm#c4
Most women receive Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) or Maternity Allowance (MA) for the first 26 weeks of maternity leave (known as ordinary maternity leave). This can be followed by up to 26 weeks of unpaid leave, known as additional maternity leave.
For the 26 weeks of ordinary maternity leave, whether or not you are receiving SMP or MA, you are still treated as being in work and able to claim Working Tax Credit, provided you usually worked at least 16 or 30 hours a week (whichever applied) immediately before going on maternity leave. This also applies if you are self-employed. If you are a first-time mother, you can claim Working Tax Credit from the date of birth of your first child, provided you usually worked at least 16 hours a week immediately before your maternity leave began.
When the 26 weeks of ordinary maternity leave are over, you continue to be eligible for Working Tax Credit if you begin work again at that point. Any further additional (unpaid) maternity leave does not count as being in work and you are not eligible for Working Tax Credit for this period.
let us know how you get on. This is a good site, we seem to get to know each other. I was wondering what you would do next....watch this space