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Will an employee be paid during statutory adoption leave?
When is an employee entitled to receive statutory adoption pay?
For how long is statutory adoption pay payable?
Which earnings period is taken into account when calculating entitlement to statutory adoption pay?
What notice and evidence is an employee required to provide to receive statutory adoption pay in relation to a child adopted from within the UK?
To qualify for statutory adoption pay an employee who is adopting a child from within the UK must have been continuously employed for at least 26 weeks ending with the week in which he or she is notified of having been matched with the child. He or she must be in employment with the employer at the beginning of that week. As long as the employee meets this and the other eligibility requirements, he or she will remain entitled to statutory adoption pay if he or she leaves the employment before the leave is due to start.
If the employment terminates, for any reason, before the start of the statutory adoption pay period chosen by the employee, the pay period will begin 14 days before the expected date of placement or, if the termination occurs less than 14 days before that date, on the day immediately following the last day of the employment. In such cases the notification requirements for taking statutory adoption pay do not apply.
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