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  • How do I claim Statutory Adoption Pay?

    You must tell your employer that you want to take adoption leave no more than seven days after you have been notified that you have been matched with a child for adoption, or as soon as is practical after this. You must tell your employer the date on which you expect the chil...

  • How much Statutory Adoption Pay will I get?

    Statutory Adoption Pay is paid at a flat rate of £145.18 a week, or 90% of your normal gross weekly earnings, whichever is lower. You can get Statutory Adoption Pay for up to 39 weeks. Statutory Adoption Pay is not  included in the Benefit Cap which limits the total amount in...

  • Can I get Statutory Adoption Pay?

    To qualify for Statutory Adoption Pay, you must have been matched with a child for adoption by an adoption agency. You must have been employed by your present employer without a break for at least 26 weeks up to and including the week the adoption agency told you that you had...

  • What is Statutory Adoption Pay?

    If you adopt a child you may qualify for Statutory Adoption Pay during your adoption leave from work. Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland Age rules: There are no specific age rules Type of benefit: Non means tested Taxable: Yes Administered by: Your empl...

  • What is Statutory Maternity Pay?

    A weekly payment for women who are on maternity leave from work. Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland Age rules: There are no specific age rules Type of benefit: Non means tested Taxable: Yes Administered by: Your employer

  • Can I get Statutory Maternity Pay?

    To qualify for Statutory Maternity Pay you must have worked for the same employer for at least 26 weeks by the time you are 15 weeks away from the date your baby is due. It does not matter how many hours a week you work but you must earn more than £116 a week. The rules about...

  • How much Statutory Maternity Pay will I get?

    Statutory Maternity Pay is paid at two different rates. During the first six weeks of your maternity leave, you will get 90% of your normal gross weekly pay. For the rest of your maternity leave, you will get £145.18 or 90% of your pay if that is less than £145.18. Statutory ...

  • How do I claim Statutory Maternity Pay?

    To claim Statutory Maternity Pay, you must tell your employer that you are pregnant and will be off work because of the birth. You must tell them 28 days before you decide to start maternity leave. Your employer may need you to tell them in writing. When you tell your employe...

  • How do I challenge a Statutory Maternity Pay decision?

    If you disagree with a Statutory Maternity Pay decision made by your employer, you can contact HM Revenue and Customs Statutory Payments Disputes Team. This may affect your job and your relationship with your employer so you may want to seek specialist advice on this matter f...

  • What is Statutory Paternity Pay?

    If you are a working father, or the partner of a woman having a child (including a same-sex partner), you may be able to get Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP). Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland Age rules: There are no specific age rules Type of benefit: No...