I'm really confused about the whole maternity pay thing, why does it have to be so complicated!!!??? Right, I currently work 23.5 hours a week and have worked for the same service for 19 months. If I continue to work for them I get statutory maternity pay and occupational maternity pay. The OMP has to be paid back if you do not return to work for at least 3 months. I was thinking of leaving work as Im in a new role and not enjoying it so much. I requested to be moved but its been refused. I was thinking of temping but what does that make me entitled to with maternity pay? Also, I am hoping to go to university in September/October. If I do whilst on maternity leave (even though Im not planning to return to the same job) does my maternity pay stop? What would I then be entitled to? Should I look at going on maternity leave soon to get the 6-9 months in before I start uni? I cant seem to find the right info on the internet and really need to find this stuff out - PLEASE HELP!!!