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Maternity Leave Payment

What is Maternity Leave Payment?

This allowance is for registered dentists who give birth to a child, after 24 weeks of pregnancy. Maternity leave can start prior to the expected date of the child being born. 

How do I claim for Maternity Leave Payments?

You can download the GP203 claim form or request it from your local NHS Board. The MATB (1) certificate, provided by the hospital, must be produced as evidence of pregnancy.

For full details on the qualifying criteria, see below:

Form Paid Payment Duration Maximum payment
GP203 Weekly 26 weeks £1399.00 per week

Criteria:
1) Name included in dental list for at least 2 years; and
2) earnings of at least £27,800.00 in 2009/10.