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Statutory Adoption Pay

A payment made by your employer whilst you are on leave after adopting a baby or child. It can be paid for a maximum of 39 weeks.

Who can apply

This benefit is aimed at families. You must satisfy the earnings and employment criteria in order to qualify. You may be entitled to an additional amount depending on your employment contract.

How to apply

Your employer is required to complete various forms and you are required to provide various pieces of information to allow this to be completed.

Further information

Visit the GOV.UK Statutory Adoption Pay pages.

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