Im looking into paternity pay and today found that because i started my job in Dec that im not entitled to paternity pay from my employer as i needed to be there for much longer than 2 months. This rule seems to apply to maternity pay too.
I was wondering though, I have been working and paying NI for 10 years. Can i claim a paternity allowance (rather than pay) from the government?
I know this can be done for maternity allowance (if the lady has not been in employment with the current employer for long enough) so am hoping its the same for Paternity although i cant find any definate information.
Hoping someone here can help?