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When do I get my MATB1 form

(19 Posts)
Dueindecember2016 Mon 13-Jun-16 18:46:08

Does anyone know when I get my MATB1 form?

Thanks smile

PotteringAlong Mon 13-Jun-16 18:46:55

19 weeks? 20? Around then I think

Hensintheskirting Mon 13-Jun-16 18:47:21

Your midwife will give it to when you reach a certain point in your pregnancy (can't remember when it is... 16 was? 20?)

DontKillMyVibe Mon 13-Jun-16 18:47:31

I didn't get mine until about week 28 and I had to chase the midwife up and specifically ask for it. Not sure what the standard time is though

Hensintheskirting Mon 13-Jun-16 18:47:33

*weeks not was

RNBrie Mon 13-Jun-16 18:48:28

You can get it after 20 weeks but there is no 20 week midwife appt. So if you need it urgently you'll have to make a gp appt. Otherwise you wait for your 24 week (1st babies only) or 28 week appt.

TrouserSnake Mon 13-Jun-16 18:49:15

At my hospital you have your 20 week scan then afterwards have to take your notes to reception and ask for it, it's not done at a midwife appointment.

fruityb Mon 13-Jun-16 18:52:39

Got mine at 20 week scan when I met the midwife after

KayTee87 Mon 13-Jun-16 18:54:04

I got mine at my 22 week appointment

Noodledoodledoo Mon 13-Jun-16 19:12:08

2nd Pregnancy got it at 28 week appointment as had none between 16 and 28 weeks. HR were fine with that as still gave them the time to do what they needed to do.

leoniethelioness Mon 13-Jun-16 19:45:58

25 weeks here

Eastend2015 Mon 13-Jun-16 19:50:02

Your midwife or GP can give it to you after your 20 week scan but bear in mind your appointment may get a little out of sync so you might not see either of them for some weeks after that. My work asked for it by 25 weeks to sort out my mat pay and it was the same for DH to claim pat pay. I think it's also 25 weeks if you are claim statutory pay.

Stom91 Mon 13-Jun-16 22:19:25

Here it's 25 weeks (first pregnancy). 28 weeks subsequent pregnancies

MrsJoeyMaynard Mon 13-Jun-16 22:27:05

My last pregnancy I rang the GP surgery and left a message for the midwife about it, as HR wanted it by 25 weeks and I didn't have an appointment before then. The midwife signed it and left it at the GP surgery at her next clinic for me to collect (my GP surgery has the midwife in twice a week for clinics).

SpecialStains Mon 13-Jun-16 22:34:57

I got it at 21 weeks, but had to ask the midwife for one.

doubletrouble41 Wed 16-Nov-16 15:07:35

never it appears. 35 weeks and still struggling for my surgery to get their shit together and get it to me. Had to bring it up myself as well. Frankly bloody livid. Living on fresh air. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gothic1 Wed 16-Nov-16 15:38:23

The Mat B1 can be given out after 20 weeks, so you usually get it at the next midwife appointment after that. If your employer starts asking for it before then, it might be worth leaving a message at your GP for the midwife to pick up when they're there next (with your name, due date and contact number) - they might be happy to leave the completed form for you at the surgery reception, or can contact you to let you know when they can give it to you.

Disclaimer - different trusts might have different policies on who gives the forms out and when! 😊

Laura05 Wed 16-Nov-16 15:39:17

I got mine at 22week mw appointment (3rd pregnancy). I'm sure employers need it by 25th week to start mat pay process.

bluebunnyblue Wed 16-Nov-16 16:06:32

As many people have said, you can get the MATB1 any time after 20 weeks. However, it is not actually needed until about 4 weeks before you go on maternity leave. The 25 weeks deadline is for you to inform your employer that you will be going on leave, but you can do that by letter/email, you don't need to hand in the MATB1. The MATB1 is only required to get maternity pay, you are entitled to the time off for maternity leave even if you never show it. Info here

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