Rights and Benefits

There are a number of benefits available to you during your pregnancy.

After approximately 20 weeks pregnant you will be issued a MAT B1 form, maternity certificate, on request from your health centre by your midwife or GP. It enables a pregnant woman to claim Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) from her employer or Maternity Allowance (MA) from Jobcentre Plus.

All mothers are entitled to free dental treatment until baby turns one.

Please check your eligibility for Child Benefit, Tax credits/Working tax credits

A number of organisations are available to support you and your family.

For further information speak to your midwife or your named family health visitor.

PHA pregnancy book


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