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Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Does she get any company maternity pay or is she just entitled to the minimum statutory maternity pay allowance?
Hello, her entitlement to SMP does not depend on whether she is still employed by the employer at the time it becomes due, rather it is dependent on her meeting a specified set of criteria. You can find these here:
The main factor is that she must have been employed by her employer for at least 26 weeks by the 15th week before the expected week of childbirth. So as long as she was employed by the employer in that week and had 26 weeks service at that point, together with meeting the remaining criteria, she would be entitled to receive SMP even if she no longer works for that employer when SMP becomes payable.
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