Benefits & Requirements
Coverage: Eligible groups or beneficiaries
The act provides for the Secretary of State to make regulations on the criteria for eligibility and coverage.
Who is entitled to opt for parental leave according to this document?
In order to be eligible for shared parental leave, the claimant must: - Share the care of the child with her/his husband/wife/civil partner/joint adopter, the child other’s parent or a cohabiting partner. - Have been employed continuously for the last 26 weeks before the end of the 15th week before the due date The claimant’s partners must: - Have been employed continuously for the last 26 weeks before the end of the 15th week before the due date - Earn at least £30 per week on average.
Months of parental leave guaranteed by the State, stipulated by this document
The eligible claimant may: - take the rest of the 52 weeks of parental leave as shared parental leave - take the rest of the 39 weeks of pay or maternity allowance as statutory shared parental pay
Calculation of financial support
Statutory Shared Parental Pay: £138.18 a week or 90% of average weekly earnings, whichever is lower.
Months of parental leave secured by State without receiving financial support
13 weeks (total of 52 weeks minus the 39 weeks of paid parental leave)
Flexibility to use leave entitlements (e.g. part-time option, simultaneous or separated use by parents)
Option for shared parental leave in the first year.
Does this document guarantee job security after parental leave?
Does this document contain specific entitlements for parental leave after adoption?
Read the Law
Full Text Source in English
2014, chapter 6
Original full text source in native language
2014, chapter 6