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Maternity and sick leave

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wellletshavealookshallwe Sun 17-Feb-19 15:02:51

I've been off work couple months now sick leave, will be going back to work next week. I'm 21 weeks pregnant but have been told I may not be getting maternity pay as I haven't been there long enough, I've had this new job for a year then been off sick for 2 months with leg injury. Is this right concerning maternity pay?

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dementedpixie Sun 17-Feb-19 15:05:55

You have been there long enough to get SMP. Your SMP is calculated using the pay in weeks 17-25 of pregnancy. Do you get statutory sick pay or full sick pay?

Boobiliboobiliboo Sun 17-Feb-19 15:08:36

Depending on what you’ve been paid whilst off sick your average earnings may not be enough to qualify for SMP.

dementedpixie Sun 17-Feb-19 15:08:41

Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)

To qualify forSMPyou must:

- earn on average at least £116 a week
- give thecorrect notice
- giveproof you’re pregnant
- have worked for your employercontinuously for at least 26 weeks continuing into the ‘qualifying week’ - the 15th week before the expected week of childbirth

Boobiliboobiliboo Sun 17-Feb-19 15:09:46

Pixie it may be a different (earlier) period depending on whether weekly or monthly pay and pay dates.

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