Any NHS workers?

Discussion in 'Home Life & Finances' started by Cherrycola, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Cherrycola

    Cherrycola Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know what weeks/ months are used to work out your average wage for maternity pay?

    Thanks x
     
  2. Jayjay027

    Jayjay027 Well-Known Member

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    I worked for the NHS for 4yrs until end of 2010, I'm not 100% sure but I think its something like the first 8 weeks is full pay, next 18 weeks is half pay + SMP (which for some people can add up to full pay) then 13 weeks at just SMP.
    You're allowed to take up to a year off but if u do, the last few weeks are unpaid.
    Speak to someone in HR to be sure, but I think I got it right x

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  3. Lou12

    Lou12 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that sounds about right Jay - assuming you've been with your trust for 12 months at the 11th week before expected childbirth. If you haven't it's different.

    I've spoken to my HR dept. and they're sending me out all the info and the maternity policy.
     
  4. VikkiR

    VikkiR Well-Known Member

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    The amount is worked out what you have earned in the 15 weeks prior to your EDD so be careful if you were to drop to half pay due to sickness as this will effect your maternity pay. Your maternity policy should be available on your local intranet :)
     

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