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How long are MA applications taking to process these days?

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banana87 Sat 13-Aug-11 12:01:52

When I was pg with DD I turned in my application at 28 weeks and at 36 weeks I still had nothing! When I phoned the MA office, they hadn't even looked at my application as it was "in a queue". I contacted my MP and oddly enough it was sorted less than 2 weeks later hmm.

Anyway, this time I am not starting leave until 34-36 weeks. Can I still submit my application at 28 weeks? And how long have people been waiting for things to be processed lately?

Lollyheart Sat 13-Aug-11 12:05:34

You can send the form when you are 25 weeks.
I sent mine when I was 25 weeks and got a response within 2 weeks, they sent me a form to send back when I started maternity leave.
This was only 10 weeks ago smile

Lollyheart Sat 13-Aug-11 12:23:06

I started maternity leave last Monday the 8th, I put the form in the post Monday eve, I've just got my letter back just now so say when my payments start, smile

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