Examples

Example 1:

Maternity Leave commences on 1 November 2011.  Baby is born on 1 January 2012.  Mother returns to work after 39 weeks (when SMP period ends 1 August 2012). Father begins Additional Parental/Maternity Support Leave 7 October 2012.  Father receives no pay or ASPP (as Mothers entitlement to SMP has ended).  Father must return to work no later than 1 January 2013.

Example 2:

Baby born 1st January 2012.  Mother on maternity leave and SMP until the baby is 20 weeks old.  Mother returns to work (21st May 2012).  Father takes Additional Paternity/Maternity Support  Leave and receives ASPP from 21 weeks to 39 weeks (30th September 2012). Father then continues on Additional Paternity/Maternity Support Leave until baby is 12 months but receives no pay or ASPP from 39 weeks to 52 weeks (i.e. from 1st October until his return to work on 1st January 2013).

Example 3: 

Baby born 1st January 2012.  Mother on maternity leave and SMP until the baby is 20 weeks old.  Mother returns to work (21st May 2012).  Father takes Additional Paternity/Maternity Support  Leave 2 weeks later and receives ASPP from 23 weeks to 39 weeks (30th September 2012).  The pay period is not extedned by 2 weeks as the 39 weeks paid leave has to be consecutive from the start of the mother's SMP.

Example 4:

Baby born 1st January 2012.  Mother on maternity leave and SMP for 39 weeks until 30/9/12.  Mother returns to work on 1st October 2012.  Father starts Additional Paternity/Maternity Support Leave from 1st October 2012 to 1st January 2013 but does not receive pay or any statutory payments. 

Example 5:

A mother returns to work after 34 weeks and the father takes the next 5 weeks as Additional Paternity/Maternity Support Leave.  He works two days of each of the 5 weeks, which together make up his ten keeping in touch days.  He receives full ASPP for the five weeks.  However, for each KIT day, his physical return to work will be deferred by one day.  For example, if he were due to return to work on Monday 2 April and worked 10 KIT days, for payroll purposes he would be treated as returning to work on Monday 2 April but would not physically return to work until Monday 16th April.