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New job and maternity leave?!

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by bradley10, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. I am fairly sure that if you started in September - even if you fell pregnant now - you would be a long way past the requirement - its something like 26 weeks.
    Also if you work for the same LA your term of employment counts from the first day of your previous job (well it does in our LA anyway)
    Hope this helps
  2. My understanding is this:

    You need over a years continuous service in a state maintained school to qualify for occupational maternity. You get the full amount if you return to your job, or another job with no break in service of your contract, for 13 weeks after maternity.

    That gives you: 4 weeks full pay, 2 weeks 90%, 12 weeks half pay, then SMP rate of £125/week. You need to have been employed for 26 weeks with the same employer (same LEA) for 26 weeks to qualify for SMP. However if you don't qualify for SMP they replace that with maternity allowance which is the same amount anyway.

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