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03/07/2013 at 10:22
Just wrote a long post then lost it arh! Anyway...I am 10 weeks pregnant on friday, I am currently working my notice and finish next week. I have a new job to go to. Im trying to work out what I will be entitled to eg mat leave and pay, due to starting a new job while pregnant. Sorry for lack of paragraphs im on my phone! Any advice would be appriciated, thank you :)
03/07/2013 at 10:40
www.hmrc.gov.uk/.../smp.htm try looking on here but best thing to do is get the maternity policy when you start not sure if you will be entitled to any work maternity pay depends if you are with the same company as before? Congratulations anyway! Join your 1st Tri groups too xx
03/07/2013 at 11:15
It's a different company. I've read about maternity allowance, but that says you 'may' be entitled. Having a little panic that I'm going to be skint! I will pop over to first tri soon, been waiting for my booking in appointment so it will feel a bit more real!! :)
03/07/2013 at 19:50
You wont be entitled to SMP as you have to have worked for a company from basically 1 week before conception (its worded differently but thats what it means in english!). You'll be entitled to Statutory Maternity Allowence (SMA) directly from the government as long as youve worked for 22 weeks out of the previous 66 weeks (or similar you'd need to check). This is the same per week as SMP (£136) for 39 weeks but you dont get the 90% salary for the first 6 weeks like you do with SMP. You may qualify for any additional or enhanced pay from your new employer but i would think you'd need to have been employed for X amount of time, it was 2 years with my company. The HMRC website is really good.
03/07/2013 at 20:21
I remember my policy saying you had to have worked for 41 weeks before the baby was born, ie. a week before conception, to get any maternity pay from the employer (otherwise it was statutory maternity pay (SMP)) - check yours though as it may be different!
03/07/2013 at 20:22
Thanks for that, I returned from mat leave march this year, does mat leave and annual leave still count as working? Basically I have been employed continually for years but had 10 months mat leave.
03/07/2013 at 20:28
Yes, I believe maternity leave counts as continuous employment.
03/07/2013 at 20:38
That's good then! :)
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