If I quit my job, can I still claim maternity allowance

I'm currently employed but not entitled to SMP as do not earn enough a week, so I have to claim maternity allowance. I don't wish to return to work after baby is born, if I quit 6 weeks before baby is due, will I still be able to claim maternity allowance? I know with different benefits (JSA) they can not pay you any money for a certain period of time as you technically made yourself unemployed, but is this the same with maternity allowance?
Asked Sep 18, 2013

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