We estimate your redundancy payment to be:
We estimate your holiday pay could be:
We estimate your arrears of wages could be:
We estimate your notice pay to be:
Now that you have completed the GOV.UK Verify process, you are ready to make your claim.
The Government's RPS website has a process to claim for redundancy and any other monies owed. This is then calculated and paid by the Government, up to a certain amount.
You can claim from the Redundancy Payments Service if all of the following apply:
Once you have completed GOV.UK Verify, you can navigate back to the Redundancy Payments Service on the GOV.UK website. There you must fill out more information to complete your claim.
The initial information you will need to fill out includes:
After you have entered this information, you will move on to the redundancy claim. This process has 9 sections.
Outlined below are details of each section. We have included the information that you should have to hand to help you with your claim. We have also listed questions that you will be asked to answer.
You will be asked to enter your employer details.
Information like your contract, recent payslips, any official letter of redundancy, and any other employment documents will be useful at this stage.
Next, enter your wage and working hours.
Information like your contract, recent payslips, time sheets and any other employment documents will be useful at this stage.
You can claim redundancy pay from the Redundancy Payments Service if all of the following apply:
The Government needs to know about any periods you weren’t working in order to calculate your claim. A break in employment can include strike action, redundancy, unemployment or working abroad and not paying UK National Insurance. It does not include sick leave or maternity or paternity leave.
In this section you can add more than one break in employment.
Your contract and the dates when you were absent from work will be useful information for this section.
If you have worked a full holiday year, you can claim a maximum of 6 weeks holiday pay.
The Government will need to know how much annual leave you were entitled to, as well as how many days you’ve taken this holiday year.
They also need to know how many days off that you may have taken that you have not been paid for.
It will be useful to have your contract, as well as any other information like payslips and time sheets that show your holiday entitlement.
In section 6, you will be asked about any money you are owed and when you earned it. This includes wages, commissions, overtime, and any bonus payments. Expenses are not included.
Your contract, recent payslips, and any other documents relating to your wages will be useful for completing this section.
Have you had a new job since you were made redundant?
In section 8, you will be asked more about how much you are owed. You will also be asked for some details about your claim.
Information that will help you in this section include details of any items your employer bought on your behalf that you haven’t paid for, and any outstanding loan agreements with your employer.
To receive a summary of your claim, you will need to provide contact details, your National Insurance number, and your payment details.
Select ‘Continue’ to be taken to the contact details page. On the email address page, fill out your email address and then select ‘Continue’ or check the box to waive this step and receive your notification by post.
You will then receive an email or letter that sets out all of your answers and allows you to understand and agree with the declaration you made when completing the form.
After you have completed your redundancy claim, you will receive notice – usually by email – from The Insolvency Service confirming that your claim for payments from the National Insurance Fund has been received.
Your claim will then be assessed. After it has been assessed, you will receive a letter of approval or denial.
If approved, the money will be sent to you using the method you requested. The letter – which will normally be attached to an email – will include the amount and breakdown of the payment.
In addition to your statutory redundancy pay, you may be entitled to contractual notice pay.
To get an indication of how much you could claim, try our RPS Claim Calculator above.
The process takes time to complete and there are many factors that influence when you will be paid. For more detail, visit How long does it take?
The first step in your claim process involves verifying your identity...
We have prepared information and a step-by-step guide to help to make verifying using GOV.UK Verify easier.
Your RPS claim will most likely happen at a time of great uncertainty and change...
With this in mind we've set out the following guide to make this complex process as simple as possible.
The time between being made redundant and having your claim paid can vary...
The usual period is between 3 and 12 weeks, but there are many factors which can affect this.