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Statutory Maternity Pay

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

Who can apply

This benefit is aimed at pregnant women or women who have recently given birth. 

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

You must inform your employer that you intend to stop work to have a baby and inform them of the day you want your payments to start. You must also provide medical evidence of when your baby is due.

Further information

Visit the GOV.UK Statutory Maternity Pay pages