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InNeedOfCoffee Tue 07-Dec-10 20:28:39

Today my partner took in a letter to give notice of paternity leave and his employer has told him to needs to get a form from the midwife, they did not ask for this last time he took paternity leave. What do they actually need? he has been there for 3 years and earns enouth to get SPP.

Thank you

RibenaBerry Tue 07-Dec-10 20:30:08

I presume they want to see the MATB1 when you get it.

smellyfeet Tue 07-Dec-10 20:30:53

you get a certificate from the doctor, the one that gives you the free prescriptions and dental care.

RibenaBerry Tue 07-Dec-10 20:34:08

I don't think it's that one Smelly - that's just the form you send off for the free prescription card. The employer will want the formal MATB1 I think.

flowerytaleofNewYork Tue 07-Dec-10 20:38:19

When are you due? If your partner is entitled to the new Additional Paternity Leave coming in next year, it might be one of the forms mentioned here they mean. They require a statement from the mother.

InNeedOfCoffee Tue 07-Dec-10 20:39:36

ohh right, wasnt sure as hmrc page says they dont need to see a matB1, and i've already given it in to my own work confused

RibenaBerry Tue 07-Dec-10 20:45:03

Well, they don't specifically need to, but they're allowed to ask for a signed declaration from the employee that they have the right to take paternity leave, and some find it easier to ask to see the MATB1 instead. Explain you don't have it and ask what they need. They might mean the forms Flowery is referring to, or they have the right to see a copy of the birth certificate once the baby is born.

InNeedOfCoffee Tue 07-Dec-10 20:50:28

Thankyou, 24 weeks now (due 29/03) so would not be elegable for additional paternity leave.

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