Maternity Pay - confused?

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  • paulfoel
    paulfoel Posts: 5,819 Forumite
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    Exact text on letter says:-

    '18 weeks half pay @£141.63 & SMP @£136.78 for the period xxx to xxx'.

    Surely this means both?
    Cymru am Byth !!! :j:j:j
  • I am finding this thread interesting as I officially started my mat leave this Monday and I also work for the NHS.

    I was led to believe that in the initial 8 weeks you got full pay plus SMP so in fact got more than your regular wage. This could then be saved to divide between the months where you get less.

    I have a booklet given to me from HR with everything in so will see if I can find it :)
  • paulfoel
    paulfoel Posts: 5,819 Forumite
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    Birdiepie wrote: »
    I am finding this thread interesting as I officially started my mat leave this Monday and I also work for the NHS.

    I was led to believe that in the initial 8 weeks you got full pay plus SMP so in fact got more than your regular wage. This could then be saved to divide between the months where you get less.

    I have a booklet given to me from HR with everything in so will see if I can find it :)

    No. Policy defo says only full pay for 1st 8 weeks not SMP as well unfortunately.

    But you should get half-pay PLUS SMP for the next 18 weeks.
    Cymru am Byth !!! :j:j:j
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