How do I apply for maternity pay?

Firstly, make sure you tell us that you’re expecting a baby at least 15 weeks before your due date.

We’ll need to ask for proof of your pregnancy, so please post us the MATB1 certificate that your doctor or midwife will give to you. You’ll usually get it around 20 weeks before your due date. When you send it to us, mark it for the attention of the payroll team.

Once we receive it, we’ll assess your claim and contact you to confirm whether we’re able to pay your maternity pay.

"When I left my permanent job to move to supply teaching, I was nervous about the financial implications for my family. When I found out I was expecting my baby, I thought the worst… but I’m so thankful that Key provides a service which backs the rights of parents to take the time off to take care of their newborn. Fantastic employment service with great customer care."

Tina Gibbs, July 2015