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WindFlower92 Fri 30-Aug-19 06:30:57

Hi all, think I'm getting myself a bit confused here! I've been on maternity leave since April. For the last 4 months' pay I've had roughly the same amount, although never exactly the same. This month, however, I've just seen that the amount has dropped by £700. I didn't think this was the case at this stage of maternity leave? I had thought it was 9 months SMP and then see a drop for the last three months, is this correct? Just want to know if this is normal or not so I can contact work if not.

Good luck to everyone for next week btw!

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ellesbellesxxx Fri 30-Aug-19 06:32:06

Were you receiving OMP too? If so it is probably that you are now just receiving SMP? It should break down the different amounts on your payslip?

Mummyto2munchkins Fri 30-Aug-19 06:36:01

It is right OP I was on Maternity the beginning of the year. (UK)

From the UK government website
90% of your average weekly earnings (before tax) for the first 6 weeks
£148.68 or 90% of your average weekly earnings (whichever is lower) for the next 33 weeks

Hope this helps x

PotteringAlong Fri 30-Aug-19 06:42:30

You need to look at what your school offers - in the brave new world of academies they don’t have to follow the burgundy book!
If they do you get: 4 weeks full pay, 6 weeks 90%, 12 weeks 50% and the rest at SMP.

PotteringAlong Fri 30-Aug-19 06:44:10

So yes, at 4 months in (working on the fact that your first month will have been some salary / some maternity pay) I’d expect you to drop to half pay.

WindFlower92 Fri 30-Aug-19 17:03:35

Thanks guys - I think I read it wrong before - it says SMP or 90% pay, whatever one is lower, which I had missed! Time to start budgeting!

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