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Document What is a MAT B1 form?

The Maternity certificate (MAT B1) is specifically designed for the sole purpose of enabling a pregnant woman to claim Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) from her employer or Maternity Allowance (MA) from Jobcentre Plus.

The certificate verifies the fact of pregnancy and confirms the date of the expected week of confinement (EWC). It also confirms the actual date of birth in cases where the child is born early.
GPs or registered midwives are required to issue, free of charge, a MAT B1 to their patient who is pregnant and for whom they provide clinical care.

This form cannot be used to apply for a Maternity exemption certificate or collect free NHS prescriptions.
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