I am looking at the possibility of starting a new job in the New Year, so we might have to put TTC on hold for a while.
Say you were entitled to full maternity package after a year of service, does that mean you have to be there a year by the time you go on maternity leave? Or a year before you tell them you're pregnant?
Couldn't afford it on just Statutory, so would need to put it on hold and make sure I don't get pregnant before the full support kicks in!
You'd need to check as each policy would vary. Normally it would be a year before you took the leave. For statutory you'd need to be employed before you got pg. Sometime any enhanced pay is repayable if you don't go back for a fixed period/hours after ml. Also not all companies offer an enhanced package to all employees so is it realistic to check beforehand.
I think for my policy (local government) it is a year by "15 weeks before the expected date of delivery". However it could vary so like other posters say, to be sure you would have to check the specific policy.