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Which calculator?

About the calculators

To make the process of receiving parental leave as easy as possible, we have created five simple online question and answer calculators. Four of these lead birth mothers and partners considering applying for leave, through the process of calculating their entitlement. The fourth assists employers in calculating their employee's entitlement.

At the end of the exercise, entitlement details are provided, together with an explanation of the process for applying for parental leave and the statutory parental leave payment.

You can print out the entitlement details which will give you a permanent record of them, or even email the results to a friend, employee, client, family member etc.

Should you wish to recalculate entitlement by putting in different information, you can go back and restart the calculator at the base of the results page by clicking "Start again". The criteria for entitlement to parental leave can also be found by referring to this factsheet.

Getting further help & information

We welcome the opportunity to help you further. If you want further clarification, more detailed information or guidance on any matter covered here, contact the Department of Labour on 0800 20 90 20.


Although the Department of Labour has made every effort to ensure that the information produced by this entitlement calculator is accurate, it will not answer every question and should not be used as a substitute for legislation, legal advice, and does not constitute advice from the Department.

The earnings figures that you put into this calculator must at least be at the level of the current minimum wage set under the Minimum Wage Act 1983, otherwise the calculation generated will be incorrect. If your earnings are not at that level you should contact a Labour Inspector.

The Department of Labour takes no responsibility for the results of any actions taken on the basis of information on this website, nor for any errors or omissions.


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