Hi, I didn't think I was eligible for SMP as I've not long started a new job... in fact I think I lose out on SMP by about a week. Anyone else a whizz at working out dates and SMP in the UK and qualifying week etc - so confused... Basically my LMP was 22 June, so I calculated my EDD as 29 March 2014.. so far so good... Then when I tried to calculate qualifying week, I got a date in December, and if I've understood it right, you have to be at working at the same employer for 26 weeks (I think!) to be eligible for SMP... So I think I was out by about a week - as I joined the company I'm at now on 17th June. I then found a GOV.UK site that had a "calculate your eligibility for SMP" - so I tried that, and I think I AM eligible. https://www.gov.uk/calculate-your-maternity-pay/y. But only just.... It's also worth pointing out that this is a Fixed Term Contractor role (not through an agency, through the company itself, so I am on their payroll) and so I'm treated like a permanent employee (with benefits etc), the only difference is.... I had a fixed end date (May 2014), although this will need to end earlier, as I'm due at the end of March. I guess I'm after some advice on this. Anyone know much about it ??