maternity allowance


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Zoe Brown

It is likely that I am going to be made redundant from my job. I am
currently only midway through my maternity leave and was due to go back to
work in September.

Can any body tell me if I will qualify for maternity allowance, I have been
on the website and it talks about if you were working before the birth and
such like but does not mention if you loose your job after baby is born.

Zoe
 
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Niteawk

Zoe Brown said:
It is likely that I am going to be made redundant from my job. I am
currently only midway through my maternity leave and was due to go back to
work in September.

Can any body tell me if I will qualify for maternity allowance, I have been
on the website and it talks about if you were working before the birth and
such like but does not mention if you loose your job after baby is born.

Zoe
Wait and see, it is also likly that you might not be made redundant, as for
maternity allowance, it depends on how long you have been working for.
..
 
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Andy Pandy

Zoe Brown said:
It is likely that I am going to be made redundant from my job. I am
currently only midway through my maternity leave and was due to go back to
work in September.

Can any body tell me if I will qualify for maternity allowance, I have been
on the website and it talks about if you were working before the birth and
such like but does not mention if you loose your job after baby is born.
You should get it, as it depends on your NI record. In fact I think your
employer stills pays SMP even if you have "left" after you start maternity
leave.

Although if your redundancy includes PILON (pay in lieu of notice) then you
probably won't get SMP for the weeks the PILON covers (since you're already
getting paid your full salary for those weeks).
 
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Clive Martin

Zoe Brown said:
It is likely that I am going to be made redundant from my job. I am
currently only midway through my maternity leave and was due to go back to
work in September.

Can any body tell me if I will qualify for maternity allowance, I have been
on the website and it talks about if you were working before the birth and
such like but does not mention if you loose your job after baby is born.
"You may be able to get statutory maternity pay (SMP) when you stop work
to have your baby. You will not have to repay it if you do not return to
work. You qualify if:
+ you have worked for the same employer for at least 26 weeks into the
15th week (the 'qualifying week') before the week the baby is due – ie
when you are 26 weeks pregnant (a 'week' starts on Sunday and runs to
the end of the following Saturday); and
+ you are still in your job in the qualifying week (it doesn't matter if
you are off work sick or on holiday); and
+ your average earnings are at least £82 a week; and
+ you give your employer the right notice."

[Disability Rights Handbook 2005/6]

and:

Entitlements on redundancy during maternity leave
.... The employee will still be entitled to receive Statutory Maternity
Pay for up to 26 weeks once she has qualified for it.

[http://www.dti.gov.uk/er/individual/matrights-pl958.pdf]

So I think that provided you have reached the qualifying week used in
determining entitlement to SMP, you will continue to be entitled if made
redundant.

Clive
 
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Zoe Brown

Niteawk said:
Wait and see, it is also likly that you might not be made redundant, as
for
maternity allowance, it depends on how long you have been working for.
That doesn't really answer myquestion !! Been working with this company for
6 years and earn a high income.
 
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Mike

Clive said:
Zoe Brown said:
It is likely that I am going to be made redundant from my job. I am
currently only midway through my maternity leave and was due to go
back to
work in September.

Can any body tell me if I will qualify for maternity allowance, I have
been
on the website and it talks about if you were working before the birth
and
such like but does not mention if you loose your job after baby is born.

"You may be able to get statutory maternity pay (SMP) when you stop work
to have your baby. You will not have to repay it if you do not return to
work. You qualify if:
+ you have worked for the same employer for at least 26 weeks into the
15th week (the 'qualifying week') before the week the baby is due – ie
when you are 26 weeks pregnant (a 'week' starts on Sunday and runs to
the end of the following Saturday); and
+ you are still in your job in the qualifying week (it doesn't matter if
you are off work sick or on holiday); and
+ your average earnings are at least £82 a week; and
+ you give your employer the right notice."

[Disability Rights Handbook 2005/6]

and:

Entitlements on redundancy during maternity leave
... The employee will still be entitled to receive Statutory Maternity
Pay for up to 26 weeks once she has qualified for it.

[http://www.dti.gov.uk/er/individual/matrights-pl958.pdf]

So I think that provided you have reached the qualifying week used in
determining entitlement to SMP, you will continue to be entitled if made
redundant.

Clive
My wife took voluntary redundancy at about 10 wks into her mat leave and
continued to get the full 18 wks maternity pay and her PILON was added
to it after the final mat pay at pre maternity pay rates. I wouldn't
assume this to be the norm though as her emp was quite benevolent and it
was voluntary.
The only downside was she was treated as employed till the end of her
maternity leave so had to wait for the redundancy & PILON.

Mike
 
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