Hi all. I'm 22+5 weeks pregnant, and my employer has asked for my matb1 form. My midwife hasn't mentioned it yet, and can't find a definite answer online. When is the latest that I can give it to my employer? And when should I be given it from midwife. tia
I had this issue a couple of weeks ago. I didn't get my MATB1 until my 24 week appoitnment with my midwife which was quite tight because (where I work anyway) you need to request maternity leave and statutory maternity pay by the 15th week before your estimated week of delivery (so by the time you are 25 weeks pregnant) and I needed to show my boss the MATB1 at the same time I applied for maternity leave.
If you don't have an appointment booked in with your midwife before 25 weeks it might be worth giving them a ring and see if they can fit you in sooner or leave a form for you to collect at the doctor's surgery. I don't think they are allowed to give it you until you are at least 20 weeks in any event (but I might be wrong!).