Military Spouses/Civil Partners can claim Ex-Gratia Payments in Lieu of Maternity Allowance

True or false: Spouses/civil partners who accompany their Service partner on an overseas posting/assignment are unable to claim Maternity Allowance (MA) from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) if they are not living in the UK. Although spouses/civil partners cannot claim MA when overseas, they do have other options (this depends on where they… Read More


What is the Service Parents Coaching Network (SPCN)?

The Service Parents Coaching Network (SPCN) aims to offer coaching to service parents who have returned to work from ‘parenting leave’ (i.e. Maternity, SPL or Adoption leave), and is ideally suited for those who have returned to work within 9 – 12 months. It is envisaged that the network will help the service parent feel… Read More

What is the Naval Service Parents Network (NSPN)?

What is the Role of the Naval Service Parents Network (NSPN)? The NSPN was established to provide support to all Naval Service Parents both at home and whilst deployed. What is the Aim of the NSPN? The aim of the NSPN is to provide Naval parents, both deployed and in the UK, with a support… Read More