Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:56 pm
Post subject: Maternity Allowance being abroad, MATB1.
I'm writing to You on a behalf of my friend.
She is pregnant. It's 5th week.
She has been working enough time to be entitled to get Maternity allowance.
She has been employed for more than 26 weeks in the 66 weeks up to and including the week before her baby is due.
The problem is that she has to go back to Poland soon, so propably she will not be able to be here after 20th week to get MATB1 from her midwife which is nessesary to apply for MA. She has misscarriaged a baby once, so there might be a problem with flying for her.
Can You give us a piece of advice what to do now to get MA from Jobcentre being in Poland.
Is there a chance that a written confirmation\declaration from polish gynaecologist about her pregnancy would be enough to apply for MA.
We would really appreciate that.