It's not a legally requirement , they are just trying it on. To apply for MA, you’ll need to fill in a MA1 claim form – you can either fill it in online or print it out then fill it in. As far as i was told you can get the form from 21 weeks onwards so you could try to get in touch with MW (midwife) earlier and say you need to hand in MatB1 to hubbys work before your next scheduled appointment. We thought everything was fine but he's been brought into his manager's office today and told that unless he produces my Mat B1 form they won't be allowing him any paternity leave. You need to hand it to your employer no later than 25 weeks into your pregnancy (or at least 15 weeks before your due date). The MAT B1 form is one of those things you don’t know you need – until you suddenly need it. I'm after some accurate advice on the MAT B1 form relating to paternity leave. To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. i've already had my baby. I can remember being given this last time as I was working - but I don't work now, so will I still get the form? Joined: Nov 19, 2012 Messages: 546 Likes Received: 0. What exactly do I need to give and tell my employer to claim SMP? I'm after some accurate advice on the MAT B1 form relating to paternity leave. SMP is available to those of you who’ve been working for your employer continually for at least 26 weeks up to the 15th week before your due date, and who earn at least £111 a week gross (ie before tax) in an 8 week ‘relevant period’. The midwife or doctor who’s caring for you in pregnancy will give you the form, but we know from lots of our forum mums that you might need to give them a nudge to remind them. The rule is that certificates must not be issued more than 20 weeks before your estimated due date. I've never heard of the dad needing a copy if the Mat B1 before.Your employer will have a copy on your file which you should be able to request if needed. Check your holiday insurance. Would I be able to get a copy from my GP if I can get an appointment? 4 years ago my husband took my MATB1 into his work first as they requested it, they took a copy then I have it to my employer the next day. I was already pissed off with DH's work because he hasn't been able to rake his paternity leave anyway, and I have had to struggle with a 3 year old and a newborn who couldn't feed properly on my own. If you are pregnant you are entitled to maternity leave. Mat B1 form for paternity leave?? Sorry for all those typos- hope you understand it! You may be eligible for Maternity Allowance. Write something about yourself. The MAT B1 form is one of those things you don’t know you need – until you suddenly need it. To qualify for Statutory Paternity Leave, you must tell your employer: • when the baby is due or when the child is expected to be placed with you for adoption • whether you want one or two weeks' Statutory Paternity Leave • when you want your Statutory Paternity Leave to start You must give your employer the correct amount of notice. Hello ladies (and gents if there are any lurking around out there). This has never been mentioned before. Where Can I Download Mat B1 Form For Paternity. Your employer should have kept a copy of your Matb1 form and should be able to email a copy to you. MA is a benefit paid by Jobcentre Plus to pregnant women who are self-employed, recently employed or cannot get SMP. To have had enough of step son crying to get out of being reprimanded, Share your tips on how you style your children’s hair - £100 voucher to be won, Let’s talk kids and gaming! I'm also a bit worried about the timeframe. Thanks Mel xx. On our forum, girlinleeds had no problem with this approach, saying: “I phoned my midwife and explained and she just left it for me to collect at my GP surgery.”, Jennie managed to get in early with hers: “I saw my midwife yesterday and she gave me mine then – I’m only 21 weeks but she said as I’m here she might as well get that form over with.”. You can download form SC3 'Becoming a parent', which works as a self-certificate. Today his manager told him he needs to provide HR with my MAT B1 to be able to take it. Is this a normal request and is there anything we can do about it at this point? Off abroad? Officially they don't need to see the MatB1 form as this is for your work and contains your personal details. The employee must also provide a MAT B1 form, which is a certificate from a doctor or midwife confirming the expected week of childbirth. You should tell them in writing either: • at least 15 weeks before the beginning of the week when the baby's due • within seven days of being told by the adoption agency that you have been matched with a child A simple way to give notice is to fill in a 'self-certificate'. - £100 voucher to be won, Your questions about the Green Homes Grant have been answered by the experts from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Energy Saving Trust, Talk widget showing discussions of the day & trending threads, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox, https://www.gov.uk/paternity-pay-leave/how-to-claim. But it’s not just Government benefits, you’ll also need a copy of your MATB1 to claim free dental care and even privileges on trains. I live ins cotland so not sure if rules are diff but i had to hand in mine for work before 25 wks which is why i could ask from 21wks. Hope this helps someway! DH took 4 days off work the week she was born, mostly to be with DC1 while I was in hospital, but then there was apparently urgent deadlines at work that he was the only person who could do the required work so he has not yet taken the rest of his paternity leave. Im not even in London on Monday & I don't have an appointment with the midwives until im 28 weeks. Fill Mat B1 Form For Fathers, download blank or editable online. This is a free service and the rules specify that it must be completed in ink or, intriguingly, “other indelible substance”. Hi, i'm 23 weeks and got my MatB1 form from my MW (midwife) 2 weeks ago. Whether looking for unique, themed or most popular names, our baby names section is perfect for uncovering origins, meanings, information and inspiration! You don’t get long – only a 5 week window. No need to be fancy, just an overview. The form is your passport to maternity riches (well, hopefully). Pregnant? He was told he needs to produce my MAT B1 form. Also known as the Maternity Certificate, the MATB1 is the key piece of paperwork you’ll need when working out your maternity leave arrangements. Second thing is to give the original to your employer. Pregnancy; Your 9 months; 0. MAT B1 form – what is it and when do I get one? No. My dp (dear partner) contacted his HR dept to inform them of my pregnancy, as I think he needs to tell them by the time I reach week 25. The Government’s maternity website is not the easiest to navigate, so we’ve collected together everything you need to know about this form and answered the questions you’ve been asking on our forums. Could you get yours back do you think? Aims of the policy This policy guide is aimed to help employees understand their rights and obligations in relation to maternity leave and paternity leave. This letter confirms that you are pregnant, when your due date is and when you’d like to start your maternity leave.