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excitednana Mon 10-Aug-15 14:03:42

my daughter is trying to work out if she's entitled to any benefits but is totally confused plus she says each time she goes onto the entitled to ' website and puts in her info it changes ? so I thought I'd come on here as I've read a few posts and there seems to be some whizz kids on here that might be able to help
I'll post what I know and think you might need to know and if you need any more info I can get it for you
in the year April 14- April 15 my daughter earned £17000 ( £3000 of that is a monthly performance bonus ) so its £14000 basic and then £3000 which is split over 12 months , my son in law ( they're not married ) earnt in total £9000 but some of that was statutory sick pay as he was off work for about 6 months as he broke his leg I know some of it was full pay but I think there was about 4 months ( ish ) that it was statutory sick pay.
Now this year they are expecting a baby in October, my son in law now has more hours and his income is approx £16000 a year , my daughter has had her normal salary ( £17000 per annum ) for April, May , June , July and will get it for August and September , she finishes work on the 2nd October and will be getting 90% of her pay for 6 weeks once she's had the baby and statutory maternity pay for 36 weeks ( I think thats right ? ) I'm thinking they take last years pay into account when working out their entitlements ? will it make a difference now theres a baby involved ? they have a shared ownership flat which they own 30 or 33% of I can never remember and then pay rent on the rest. Also when working out the statutory maternity pay her HR department say her bonus isn't included but from what I've read they look at what you've earnt between week 17 and 25 ?? is that right and then use those figures so any overtime, bonuses etc count as long as they've been paid in that period ?? any help would be greatly appreciated as we're sooooooooooooooooooooooooo confused if you need any more info just ask x x

mishmash5 Mon 10-Aug-15 15:44:24

The HR department have to include her bonus as part of the calculation for her maternity pay. Did they give her their reason for not including it? Is it a regular bonus or a one off bonus?

Where did read about the calculations between week 17 and 25? Bonuses and maternity pay can be quite tricky to navigate.

excitednana Mon 10-Aug-15 16:47:08

its a regular monthly bonus, not sure where I read it I will have a google x

excitednana Mon 10-Aug-15 16:51:12

its on here smile www.mumsnet.com/Talk/employment_issues/1662929-When-is-my-maternity-pay-calculated-and-will-overtime-be-included

and the question asked on the form I did online asked this
What were the employee’s total earnings between Friday, 01 May 2015 and Tuesday, 30 June 2015?

addictedtosugar Mon 10-Aug-15 17:08:15

Yes, they will base the original claim on the previous years earning, but once the entitlement for that comes through, they can write a letter explaining why this year will be different, and ask for an estimated award based on that info.
I'm not sure how the monthly bonus will work tho.

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