The payment amount depends on the employee's salary with the new mother receiving a maximum of 39 weeks of SMP payments.
The maternity pay period (MPP) is determined by the actual start of statutory maternity pay (SMP).
Statutory maternity pay, or SMP, is provided to employees who become pregnant while working.
An employee can work 10 days while receiving SMP without it affecting their payments.
Incarcerated individuals do not receive SMP but they may receive maternity allowance.
SMP does not affect other maternity benefits offered by an employer.
You do not need to return to work in order to receive SMP.