How do I calculate maternity pay?

Statutory Maternity Pay ( SMP ) is paid for up to 39 weeks. You get: 90% of your average weekly earnings (before tax) for the first 6 weeks. £151.97 or 90% of your average weekly earnings (whichever is lower) for the next 33 weeks.

How much is maternity leave pay in Ireland?

Rate of payment Maternity Benefit is €245 a week for 26 weeks, or 156 days. If you pay tax, you will have to pay tax on Maternity Benefit. You will not have to pay the Universal Social Charge (USC) or social insurance (PRSI).

How is maternity leave calculated Ireland?

Calculating maternity leave

  1. Go to the Saturday at the end of the week in which you’re due. (If you’re due on a Saturday, you’ll be counting back from your actual due date.)
  2. Count back to the Saturday two weeks earlier.
  3. Your paid maternity can begin on the next Monday, inclusive.

Do you get full pay on maternity leave Ireland?

Your employer: In general, employers do not have to pay women who are on maternity leave. You should check your contract of employment to see whether you are entitled to pay and pension contributions from your employer during your maternity leave.

What is the 8 week qualifying period for maternity pay?

For babies born before or during the qualifying week, the 8 week relevant period is the period between the last normal payday on or before the Saturday of the week before the baby is born, and the day after the last normal payday falling at least 8 weeks before.

What happens if I don’t return to work after maternity leave?

If you decide that you are not going to return to work during your maternity leave, you will still be entitled to receive statutory maternity pay.

Do I get paid for additional maternity leave?

Payment during Additional Maternity Leave Normally, they’re entitled to Statutory Maternity Pay or, alternatively, Maternity Allowance for the entire period of Ordinary Maternity Leave, as well as the first 13 weeks of Additional Maternity Leave.

Can I quit my job after maternity leave Ireland?

You can accept less or no notice at your discretion. For example, if an employee was due to return to work after 42 weeks’ Maternity Leave, but then decided to return to work after 26 weeks of leave, she would need to give you eight weeks’ notice of the new date.

Can I get fired for missing work due to pregnancy?

Protection from discrimination An employee can’t be discriminated against because she’s pregnant. This means that an employee can’t be fired, demoted or treated differently to other employees because she’s pregnant.

What weeks are maternity pay calculated?

To calculate your average weekly earnings your employer will average your gross earnings over a period of at least eight weeks up to and including the last payday before the end of your qualifying week. The qualifying week is the 15th week before the week your baby is due.

How is maternity pay calculated in the UK?

Statutory maternity pay is paid for the first 6 weeks at 90% of average weekly earnings, followed by a further 33 weeks at the lesser of 90% of average weekly earnings or the applicable statutory rate which varies each year. However, in order to calculate average earnings, you need to understand which period you are…

How much maternity pay do teachers get in Ireland?

Due to insufficient PRSI contributions, some people may find that they are ineligible, or that they are eligible for less than the full amount of maternity benefit (as of 2019, €245 per week). This may be the case for teachers returning from career break, or those who are just at the start of their career.

When do you start maternity leave in Ireland?

Although the above shows how to establish the latest commencement date, it should also be noted that an employee is entitled to begin maternity leave at any point after the twenty-fourth week of pregnancy. Maternity leave should be requested at least six weeks before it commences.

How much Maternity Benefit do I get for 26 weeks?

If you are eligible for full-rate Maternity Benefit, you will get €245 a week for 26 weeks (156 days). If you are already on certain social welfare payments, you may get half-rate Maternity Benefit. Maternity Benefit is a payment for employed and self-employed people who are: