Maternity Pay

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  1. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I've been looking on web for information about Maternity Pay and found a lot of useful information but I'm a little unsure on this:

    I work full time at the moment, I plan to take ordinary maternity leave and additional maternity leave - will I have to pay back my maternity pay if I do not return to work after the additional maternity leave?

    I suppose it'd be the same question if I was only taking the ordinary maternity leave?

    Does anyone know?

    Thanks

    Lucy
     
  2. Rosieroo

    Rosieroo Well-Known Member

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    If you are paid more than the statutory amount, i.e. if your company give you more maternity pay than they're supposed to then I think they can ask you to pay back the difference.

    If you are just going to be getting the normal 90% for 6 weeks and £106 for 20 weeks then no, you don't have to pay it back.
     
  3. Rosieroo

    Rosieroo Well-Known Member

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    And that's after either leave :)
     
  4. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Rosie!

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    Eeek, I'm really fortunate that my employer does pay more than the statutory amounts so I guess I'll have to speak to the HR dept to find out exactly what will happen if I don't return/how long I'll have to go back to work in order to not have to pay it back.

    Thanks
    Lucy
     
  5. leannie

    leannie Well-Known Member

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    My employer pays more than the statutory mat pay which I will have to pay back if I do not return.
     

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