Despite my name I am actually 32 weeks pregnant (!) and was issued my MATB1 at my 28 wk mw appointment. I handed it in to my HR at work straight away.
I haven't yet received my maternity exemption card yet and I assumed with my first pregnancy that it was triggered by the MATB1. Can anyone tell me if this is true or when I can expect my exemption certificate?
Hi, no i think your MATB is your certificate so that you can get your SMP/MA. I got a form from my GP and handed in it at my doctors surgery and then was sent a Maternity Exemption card in the post. Maybe try your GP surgery?
It's a separate application process that you need to send off for. Ask your GP or midwife for the application form, they fill out part and you fill out the rest and send it off. I asked for mine when I saw the GP when I first found out and it took about 10 days to arrive I think.
I was very surprised that this time I got my form for the exemption cert at my booking in appt so have had it for most of the pregnancy (like 20wkbaby last time, admittedly 4.5 years ago, I got the exemption form to fill in at the same time as the Mat1B).
People have probably allready answered butfor your exemption you have to go to your GP surgery or your midwife and ask for the excemption form. I got mine from my GP surgery and got a bloomin grillin about why i wanted it! stupid receptionists. But whoever you get it off you will need your midwifes signature on it and your GP surgery to stamp it then you send it off