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Old Oct 22nd, 2017, 13:55 PM   1
blake12336
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Maternity leave/pay


Hello, please bare with me as I'm trying to get my head around maternity leave!
My last day is due to be the 1st December, and I am due on the 27th.

However, as I have annual leave to take, can I request to take this and begin my maternity pay on the 2nd January? Even though baby may possibly be here by then?

Thanks in advance!



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Old Oct 22nd, 2017, 15:03 PM   2
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Your maternity leave has to start by the beginning of the week you are due but you can take annual leave until then. Make sure you talk to ypur employer asap as you have to give 28 days notice to make any changes



 
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Old Oct 22nd, 2017, 15:05 PM   3
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Just to add on from previous post, it doesn't have to start when you are due, but it does have to start the day after you give birth. So if you were to not have baby until say 30th, mat leave wouldn't have to start until 31st. But if your baby came on 1 December, mat leave would have to start on 2nd.



 
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Old Oct 22nd, 2017, 15:21 PM   4
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Thank you, so if baby was late, like my first, then it could start the day after he's born? Thanks



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Old Oct 22nd, 2017, 16:55 PM   5
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Yes that's right. It's only the birth of the baby which forces it to start



 
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Old Oct 23rd, 2017, 03:02 AM   6
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Just to add on from previous post, it doesn't have to start when you are due, but it does have to start the day after you give birth. So if you were to not have baby until say 30th, mat leave wouldn't have to start until 31st. But if your baby came on 1 December, mat leave would have to start on 2nd.
Not sure where I got the beginning of the week from! Maybe that was calculating when you have to tell your employer or the earliest date or something!



 
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Old Oct 23rd, 2017, 09:55 AM   7
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Yes you can request that but as the girls said if your baby comes before then your may pay will start before. Kind of depends when your holiday year runs from-till as I just tacked mine on to the end of the mat leave and started my mat leave 2 weeks before baby came. I found I was pretty bored waiting around for her to show up but depends how you're feeling generally. This time around I wouldn't mind sleeping for 2 straight weeks! X



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2017, 11:48 AM   8
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Just to add on from previous post, it doesn't have to start when you are due, but it does have to start the day after you give birth. So if you were to not have baby until say 30th, mat leave wouldn't have to start until 31st. But if your baby came on 1 December, mat leave would have to start on 2nd.
Not sure where I got the beginning of the week from! Maybe that was calculating when you have to tell your employer or the earliest date or something!
That will be it! You're supposed to let them know at the latest 15 weeks before the date baby is due, so that's where it will be from.



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2017, 12:03 PM   9
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Hello, please bare with me as I'm trying to get my head around maternity leave!
My last day is due to be the 1st December, and I am due on the 27th.

However, as I have annual leave to take, can I request to take this and begin my maternity pay on the 2nd January? Even though baby may possibly be here by then?

Thanks in advance!
This is exactly what I am doing. I finish 1st Dec, but actual maternity leave starts on 2nd Jan. But like the others have said, if she comes early my mat leave automatically kicks in the day after birth and I can either choose to be paid for the untaken holiday or roll it over to next year's entitlement.



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2017, 16:39 PM   10
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I finish work 25/11 with holidays until I start maternity leave 1/1 the date baby is due. I remember with my daughter I tried to use holidays past her due date but they wouldn't let me, I had to start maternity leave on my due date & either leave work earlier with holidays or get them holiday days back before I return to work.



 
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