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Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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Evidence of entitlement for statutory paternity pay (adoption)

15.—(1) A person shall provide evidence of his entitlement to statutory paternity pay (adoption) by providing in writing to the person who will be liable to pay him statutory paternity pay (adoption)–

(a)the information specified in paragraph (2);

(b)a declaration that he meets the conditions prescribed under section 167ZB(2)(a) of the Act and that it is not the case that statutory paternity pay (adoption) is not payable to him by virtue of the provisions of section 167ZE(4) of the Act;

(c)a declaration that he has elected to receive statutory paternity pay (adoption), and not statutory adoption pay under Part XIIZB of the Act.

(2) The information referred to in paragraph (1) is as follows–

(a)the name of the person claiming statutory paternity pay (adoption);

(b)the date on which the child is expected to be placed for adoption or, where the child has already been placed for adoption, the date of placement of the child;

(c)the date from which it is expected that the liability to pay statutory paternity pay (adoption) will begin;

(d)whether the period chosen in respect of which statutory paternity pay (adoption) is to be payable is a week;

(e)the date the adopter was notified he had been matched with the child for the purposes of adoption.

(3) The information and declarations referred to in paragraph (1) shall be provided to the person liable to pay statutory paternity pay at least 28 days before the date mentioned in sub-paragraph (c) of paragraph (2) or, if that is not reasonably practicable, as soon as is reasonably practicable thereafter.

(4) Where the person who will be liable to pay statutory paternity pay (adoption) so requests, the person entitled to it shall inform him of the date of the child’s placement within 28 days, or as soon as is reasonably practicable thereafter.

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