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Hello, My maternity leave started on 12th August 2014. On 17th August 2014 I came back to Lithuania for labour. SMP period will end on 12th May 2015 and I coming back to UK to start my job.( I have NI number and I live in UK for 5 years and employed). When I been pregnant I was living with my husband, but now he found another girlfriend and we are divorcing. So, I will be a single mom. When I coming back to UK I don't have where to stay, so I leave my baby boy in Lithuania till I will find help from goverment as single mum. Could you tell me what I need to start from? where I need to go for help, what kind of documents do I need?
I would like to know, can I start claim benefits such as Child benefits, SSP while me and my son are in Lithuania. I came to Lithuania just to spend my maternity leave with my family, I coming back to UK in April. The question is : Can I claim for this benefits from Lithuania, what kind of document do I need to send and is it save?
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I am planning to leave child in Lithuania for 2 years. when I will come back to UK alone, where I need to ask help to claim for a child living elsewhere, because I'm resident in the UK 5 years already and paid tax.