How long can I get shared parental pay for?

If you’re eligible, you can get it for up to 39 weeks, minus any weeks of maternity pay, maternity allowance or adoption pay received by the baby’s mother.  You can choose how to split the 39 weeks of shared parental pay between you and your partner or your child’s other parent. It can be taken in up to three blocks each and must be used before your baby’s first birthday.