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Maternity pay overpayment

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user1476128913 Mon 10-Oct-16 21:04:51

Hoping someone can advise me with my maternity pay ? I have been paid my full
Salary by mistake , not smp . At first I just thought it was because I had so much holiday and time due accrued but as it's happened for more than 2 months I know it's an error and my HR department haven't informed payroll despite me giving them all the correct forms . My husband is self employed and we now have 5 children so to be honest I was jumping up and down at my normal pay and I can't afford to pay it back as it's all been swallowed up on bills .

AnchorDownDeepBreath Mon 10-Oct-16 21:07:26

What's your question? They will try to reclaim it. If you can't pay it back because it's been spent, you'll need to set up a mutually convenient payment plan.

Have you made sure you have evidence of telling them that they've overpaid you? Do it by email/letter. You need them to stop or your overpayment will be huge!

mamapants Mon 10-Oct-16 21:08:18

What is your question

MrsNuckyThompson Mon 10-Oct-16 21:13:39

The first 6 weeks of SMP is paid at 90% of your usual salary. Are you sure it isn't just this they've paid?

snowgirl1 Mon 10-Oct-16 21:18:21

Did youy get a bonus or work lots of overtime in the run-up to maternity leave? I believe the 90% is based on your average earnings in the 17(?) Weeks up to your mat leave.

LIZS Mon 10-Oct-16 21:20:21

I received more than full salary for 6 weeks as I received a bonus during the weeks it was calculated from.

Cheerybigbottom Mon 10-Oct-16 21:29:02

This happened to me, I just asked them to take it out my annual leave. If you haven't any left you will need to agree a monthly repayment with them, I know this can be taken from salary every month but I'm not sure about being taken from SMP.

user1471461436 Mon 10-Oct-16 21:32:54

I had this happen. I kept quiet. They realised much later and i had to repay, with no interest but threats of debt collectors! I wish i had been honest at the beginning

lozengeoflove Mon 10-Oct-16 21:35:41

This happened to me. I had to repay, still paying it off now. Whist still on maternity leave. angry
Our finance department are constantly fucking up.

sparechange Mon 10-Oct-16 21:45:17

Do you have any form of overtime, commission or bonus?

They calculate maternity pay by taking an average of your last 3 months payslips from around 25weeks. If any of those have an extra payment in them, you'll earn more on maternity than in work...

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