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Due date for SMP ?

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PervyMuskrat Wed 26-Feb-14 20:51:51

My due date per scan is 3 days later than the due date from LMP - could someone please advise which will count as the due date for SMP purposes ?

The LMP dates mean that Feb & March monthly pay are the months that the 90% SMP is calculated on, whilst the scan date means that March and April form the basis of the calculation.

I'm due to be paid a bonus in April and I'd like to know whether I need to sweet talk my boss into paying it to me a month early grin

Rockchick1984 Wed 26-Feb-14 20:59:08

It's your due date from scan smile

PervyMuskrat Wed 26-Feb-14 21:16:00

Thanks, I'll save my brownie points to be spent on another occasion then grin

BusinessUnusual Thu 27-Feb-14 08:00:53

Have they officially changed your due date? They often don't if the difference is less than a week.

BusinessUnusual Thu 27-Feb-14 08:17:11

Also I think SMP is calculated on eight weeks' pay so I'm not sure how that is averaged

flowery Thu 27-Feb-14 09:54:59

It's whatever date your midwife or doctor puts on your MATB1.

PervyMuskrat Fri 28-Feb-14 19:14:07

Thanks again - no, due date not officially changed but I'll chat to the midwife next week re what will go on the MATB1 and take it from there.

BusinessUnusual Fri 28-Feb-14 20:47:23

Then I think your Matb1 will be based on your LMP.

Here's the info about qualifying weeks - it says employer must use at least eight weeks including the last paydate before the end of the qualifying week (15 weeks before EDD)
www.nidirect.gov.uk/sm/statutory-maternity-pay-how-it-is-worked-out

Does the potential change in date tip you into a new week?

PervyMuskrat Fri 28-Feb-14 21:23:26

I've been using this to work out the dates as I'm paid monthly and it not only tips me into a new week but it tips me into a different month as the basis for the SMP calculation. It's only a smallish bonus, but every little helps on mat leave!

https://www.gov.uk/maternity-paternity-calculator

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