FAQs

Am I eligible for paternity pay?

If you’re taking time off to look after your baby, please let us know. We’ll quickly confirm whether or not we’re able to pay you paternity pay. The rules are set by the government. Broadly speaking, you must:

  • be the father, the husband or partner of the mother (or adopter) or the child’s adopter;
  • earn at least £116 on average per week before tax;
  • give us at least 28 days’ notice before the date on which you want your pay to start;
  • have worked for Key Portfolio continuously for at least 26 weeks up to the ‘qualifying week’, which is the 15th week before the expected week of childbirth.

If we’re not able to pay you paternity pay directly, we can still assist you with claiming through your local benefits office. Get in touch as soon as possible and we’ll let you know how we can help.