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Princesssaxy
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Maternity pay confusion

Dec 6th, 2017, 20:49 PM   #1
 
Hi all,

Had my risk assessment done at work yesterday and got sent some info about maternity pay, Iím very confused, probably me being stupid.

Work have said this:

Weeks 1 to 4: Full pay.
Weeks 5 to 6: 90% of normal weekly earnings.
Weeks 7 to 18: Half pay plus SMP (up to a maximum of full pay).
Weeks 19 to 39: SMP entitlement

What confuses me is the SMP bit from weeks 7 onward, I thought all maternity pay was SMP? So when it gets to week 7 so Work pay me and I get SMP from somewhere else? I donít plan on having long off as we canít afford to but we could do with looking at our finances and Iím annoyed I donít understand! If anyone can help, with example figures then there may be hope for me!

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candymycandy
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Dec 6th, 2017, 20:53 PM   #2
 
SMP is the bare min they have to pay you according to government guidelines. The full/half pay portions are them being generous!
 
 

 
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babylove2016
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Dec 7th, 2017, 13:29 PM   #3
 
Yeah what candy said, that's really good.
 
 

 
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Sparrow
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Dec 8th, 2017, 23:42 PM   #4
 
That does sound pretty good, my employer will pay me 90% pay for 6 weeks then I just get basic SMP for the rest of my maternity leave. The way I understand it is that any pay including SMP will still be paid to you by your employer via the method they usually pay you, thats why you have to give them your MAT2B form when the NHS give it to you around 24 weeks, that allows them to pay you SMP via their payroll. That’s how it’s been explained to me but I’m sure someone will correct me if I’m wrong
 
 
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