To get contractual mat pay I must have have worked for company continuously for one year by the beginning of the 11th week before the baby is due. I started on 25th September, would anyone be able to tell me how to work this out please? I don't want to get pregnant too soon and end up without the mat pay.
Ok, so a pregnancy is 40 weeks. You have to have been employed for one year by 29 weeks pregnant (40 weeks minus 11 weeks).
There are 52 weeks in a year, so I think you can get pregnant by your 23rd week of employment (ie 52 minus 29), so count 23 weeks on from your start date and there you go. I think that is roughly 5 months, so I guess around the end of February?
I would build in AT LEAST an extra month to be on the safe side.
BUT: I am REALLY bad at maths, so someone else should confirm my sums!