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SMP - is this right?

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mumnosbest Tue 16-Oct-12 09:35:42

i received my wage slip this morning and feel very sad and a bit confused

i'm a teacher so opted for 20wks at 3/10 of my wage then SMP for up to a year. This is my 9th month and i got £436. is that SMP? last month i got £565. i thought smp was the same each month. will it drop again next month?

MrsBungleBear Tue 16-Oct-12 09:39:16

You only get smp for 39 weeks. It's probably running out now. Phone payroll and check if I were you.

loismustdieatyahoodotcom Tue 16-Oct-12 10:00:51

They may be working it im weeks. So last month was 5 weeks and this month is 4 weeks. Im on my my phone but if you divide last months by 5 and then multiply by 4 does it give this months pay?? Afaik if you read the direct gov website it states SMP as X amount per week not per month. Also usually some months will have 5 weeks and some 4. Excuse the grammere etc

flowery Tue 16-Oct-12 10:03:34

If you're already in your 9th month of maternity leave it will probably be as MrsBungle says, and you've run out of SMP. If you take a year off, the last 3 months is unpaid. You should have been notified that by your employer when your maternity leave dates and pay arrangements were confirmed.

mumnosbest Tue 16-Oct-12 10:06:27

oh you're right. best start doing my sums. not planning on going back to work yet!

mumnosbest Tue 16-Oct-12 10:08:48

just checked papers all it says is 20 wks at 3/10 then smp. didn't realise the last bit was unpaid sad

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