I am due to go on maternity leave from the end of March this year. I have been working for the last year and a bit, which entitles me to SMP Maternity pay. (I have been paying National Insurance and tax)
As far as I understand.... and I can be corrected on this... I am not entitled to Child tax credits etc as we are still South African citizens living here on an Ancestral Visa. We are only due to apply for our ILR in 2007 and then only naturalise after that......