Maternity Pay - I can't get SMP as I don't earn enough to qualify, but I am entitled to Maternity Allowance instead. The qualifying period I have is from April last year and can submit any 13 payslips, from I think the last 66 weeks (or 52 if I have misunderstood that part) and they don't have to be concurrent not like with SMP where it's payslips from weeks 17-25 only.
Does anyone know if that means I can put through a couple of payslips from my previous FT job from July/Aug 2012 or is it strictly from this current employment, it's really not clear (despite a 40 page print out ) it could bump up my weekly MA a bit you see...?
I haven't had more than one job ie working for two employers at the same time, this is what I mean by I feel it doesn't make it clear that this can be from either having more than one job at the same time, or having a number of (now ended) different jobs during the qual period?
the form gives sections for different employers and start and end dates for each so I can't see why you couldn't use the info from the other employer if you worked for them during the qualifying period
I think it's just the 13 highest payslips from within your qualifying time period, not specifically from one job or another, if you have earnt less than 107 a week it won't matter who the employer was x
foof i ended up in tears while filling mine in last week. you'd have thought they would have made it easy for us.... I have had 3 employers in qualifying period..... i just sent everything i had.... it's there job to sort it out!! JCP had NO idea about it at all when i went in but i did eventually get some help from the phone no on line (took about 8 calls to get the right department but worth it in the end. good luck.