Ds2 arrived last July. Due to a number of reasons we are looking at taking a mortgage holiday but our bank is asking for my mat b 1 form that must be less than 6 months old. My original mat b 1 form was from last April so seriously out of date (plus I don't have the original) so can a new one be re-issued? I have asked if a signed letter to say I've had the baby and am now on m/l would surrfice from the midwife but no mat b 1 only.
Are they looking for a reassurance that you are gtetting paid or that you are going back to work at some point? Can't your employer give you a copy of the one you gave them, and any documentation re mat pay?
From what i have read i think a Mat b1 part a can only be issued when you're pregnant (more than 20 weeks) and part b after birth, but only the once, so you won't be able to get another one. Sounds a ridiculous request. Perhaps direct them to the dwp website: http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/matb1-guidance.pdf