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In order to qualify for statutory maternity pay (SMP), it is necessary for a woman to be or have been an employee as defined and satisfy the following conditions:
she must have been in employed earner's employment with an employer for a continuous period of at least 26 weeks ending with the week immediately preceding the 14th week before the expected week of confinement (ie childbirth) (EWC)
her average weekly earnings with that employer for the period of eight weeks ending with the week immediately preceding the 14th week before the EWC (ie the last eight weeks of the 26-week period) must be not less than the lower earnings limit in force at the end of that week (ie enough for her to have to pay Class 1 national insurance contributions). The lower earnings limit is £118 per week with effect from 6 April 2019, previously £116 per week from 6 April 2018
she must have become pregnant and have reached, or given birth before reaching, the commencement of the 11th week before the EWC
she must have given the requisite notice to the relevant employer
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