I had to start maternity leave early, so have had the forms filled in a couple weeks, was told by the job centre plus people on the phone not to send the forms before 26 weeks pregnant so i sent them first class signed for the day before i turned 26 weeks so they got them in time for processing..
How likely is it that when i turn 29 weeks i will start being paid?? were in dire straights and im so desperate for it to all work out!!
I sent my forms off to start maternity leave at 39+5. I think it was the following week that the firs payment came in, but I'm really not certain. I know they were always exactly on time from then on though.