Otherwise you have to pay it back because it's not like-for-like with what you were paid maternity for. This includes your right to: Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details. I’ve got no experience. Migrant mothers not settled in the UK are not eligible for taxpayer-funded treatment, and are charged 50% more than the normal tariffs for antenatal care, births and postnatal care. I just can’t deal with it. The Home Office sent a letter to her baby saying that he was “a dependent of someone liable to be detained”. It's not nhs, so may be different but as far as I'm aware it's the same principle x. Hi I don't work for the nhs but I do work in the public services sector (education) and I believe the rules are very similar. To qualify for additional maternity support (paternity) leave the employee and their partner must meet the, For employees with babies born or children adopted on or after 5 April 2015, additional maternity support (paternity) leave has effectively been replaced by. Her new partner became violent but she was unable to report him to the police because she feared being deported. I got round it by doing 2 weeks annual leave 2 weeks maternity so that I had a decent ish wage that first month :-) Hope you get sorted, it's really hard to plan ahead isn't it! Read about your contractual rights during paid and unpaid maternity leave and on university or NHS contracts. Postnatal care can cost up to £1,207.50. You can work out your maternity pay and leave online. If you do not return to the NHS, you could be liable to repay your NHS maternity pay. Find out how maternity leave affects your training if you have a fixed, training, or rotational training contract. The charity’s open letter to Matt Hancock, the health secretary, calling for the government to immediately suspend charging for NHS maternity care has been signed by more than 700 people, including heads of trade unions, NHS professionals and campaigners. It also includes women who were undocumented or refused asylum. “I’m still trying to get over the nightmare that this is happening and I have to deal with it all alone,” she added. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible and improve government services. Your employment rights are protected while on Statutory Maternity Leave. The Terms and Conditions of Service handbook provides more detail.If you are a member of staff and have a query, please contact your HR team or local trade union representative. Basically they are allowed to average out your nhs pay but not your smp so the first month of maternity you have no smp so first wage is crap! The normal NHS tariff for the cost to the taxpayer of antenatal care is £1,590 to £4,233. “All the women experienced additional anxiety and distress throughout different stages of pregnancy, with the undocumented specifically fearing detention or deportation if they were unable to pay,” said Bragg. The Home Office is on my back. Those deemed ineligible for NHS maternity care, however, pay themselves and are subject to a 50% surcharge on the usual cost. NHS Employers offers NHS organisations a comprehensive range of events, seminars and conferences to share best practice, get informed and network with colleagues. “Evidence from a growing number of studies and reports from migrant advice organisations shows that women at risk of [being charged] for maternity care are more likely to delay or avoid care because of fears of incurring large debts and of jeopardising the success of future immigration applications to the Home Office,” said Rosalind Bragg, the director of Maternity Action. You’ve accepted all cookies. Eligibility will be 12 months’ continuous service with one or more NHS employer at the beginning of the week in which the baby is due. We use cookies to collect information about how you use GOV.UK. Employees are entitled to two weeks’ occupational ordinary maternity support (paternity) pay – to be taken around the time of the birth or the placement of the child for adoption.