FAQs

How much adoption pay will I receive?

If you’re eligible for adoption pay, we’ll pay you as follows:

  • 90% of your average weekly earnings for the first six weeks; and
  • £151.20 or 90% of your average weekly earnings (whichever is lower) for the following 33 weeks.

Tax and National Insurance will be deducted as normal.

 These figures are correct for the 2020/21 tax year.

"This has really set my mind at ease as we continue the next stage of our adoption journey. Thanks so much."

Sarah Bennett, April 2016