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How Much Payment Will I Receive During Maternity Leave?

The payment for Occupational and Statutory Maternity Pay run concurrently and the amount you will be paid depends on your entitlement to each.

a). If you are eligible for occupational maternity pay and SMP :

              8 weeks @ full pay

18 weeks @ half pay + SMP (£139.58 effective from 6 April 2015 or 90% of average weekly earnings, whichever is less) provided the total receivable does not exceed full pay.

13 weeks @ SMP only           (£139.58 effective from 6 April 2015 or 90% of average weekly earnings which ever is less).    

13 weeks @ no pay

b). If you are not eligible for occupational maternity pay but you do qualify for SMP :

  6 weeks @ 90% of average weekly earnings.

33 weeks @ SMP only           (£139.58 effective from 6 April 2015) or 90% of average weekly earnings, whichever is less).                                        

c). If you are eligible for occupational maternity pay but do not qualify for SMP :

8 weeks full pay less **Maternity Allowance

18 weeks half pay provided half pay plus **Maternity Allowance does not exceed full pay

13 weeks **Maternity Allowance

**Maternity Allowance is not paid by NHSGGC but by Dept of Work & Pensions 

NOTE

Generally, Maternity pay starts on a Sunday. It is paid out in whole weeks.

e.g. If you start your maternity leave on Sunday 6th September 2015. you will receive: 

5 days basic pay      1st to 5th September

3 weeks mat leave   6th September to 26th September

The 27th to 30th September is not a full week therefore it will be added to your October pay.