How long does Maternity Exemption Certificate take to come?

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  1. pinkpolkadot

    pinkpolkadot Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, just wondering if anyone has had one yet and how long it took to come (this is the one so you can claim your free prescriptions). I dropped mine in at the docs about 6 weeks ago and heard nothing yet. The lady said to allow about 6 weeks but when I looked on the NHS website it says they aim to process them in about 3 days (that is once the doc has signed and sent it to them)!!!
     
  2. Kimmi82

    Kimmi82 Mummy to baby Faye

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    wow, id get onto them, i filled out the form at my 16 week check and had the card a week later!
     
  3. ttcnewbie123

    ttcnewbie123 Well-Known Member

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    I applied for mine at about 8 weeks pregnant and had it within a week, def chase them up x
     
  4. Flower08

    Flower08 Well-Known Member

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    I filled my form in with my booking in appointment with midwife at around 7 weeks, I had it by the time I was 9 weeks pregnant. Would definitely chase it up!
     
  5. Nickij

    Nickij Mum of 2

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    Yeah I would chase it up I had mine in about a two weeks max.
     
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    KRB87 Well-Known Member

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    I had mine within a week - went to the doctor and he filled his part in, took it home, filled it in and posted it off myself. Def chase them up if it's taken six weeks already!
     
  7. Broody1976

    Broody1976 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, agree with all the above posters, mine came within about a week. I did post it myself though.

    Hoep you get sorted soon.
     
  8. sam*~*louize

    sam*~*louize Well-Known Member

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    I was told they didnt really do them anymore, when I asked for it to show dentist, she said I could use MATB1 instead, and gave me that :shrug:
     
  9. ellie27

    ellie27 Well-Known Member

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    I have my 16wk midwife appt this friday so might get to apply for one then.

    In Scotland we get free prescriptions so not needing it really:flower:
     
  10. Emx

    Emx Mum/Cautiously pregnant

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    I got mine within a week after sending it, so definitley chase it up x
     
  11. 20102001

    20102001 Yellow IVF Rainbow Baby

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    Mine came pretty quick too :thumbup:
     
  12. pinkpolkadot

    pinkpolkadot Well-Known Member

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    Ooh thanks ladies, I will defo chase that up again, I thought the receptionist looked like she was fobbing me off TBH!
     
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    stouffer Well-Known Member

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    I gave mine to my midwife to stamp and send off almost 4 weeks ago. No sign of it yet.
     
  14. pinkpolkadot

    pinkpolkadot Well-Known Member

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    I just called the place they issue them and they haven't even received mine yet! I called the docs and they weren't bothered really, just told me to fill another in, sounds like they have lost it, just hope the same doesn't happen again!
     
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    stouffer Well-Known Member

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    How annoying for you. If I was you I'd bring it with you to your next appointment, get it stamped and then send it off yourself if the surgery can't be trusted.

    Strangely after posting here earlier mine arrived just after. It doesn't mention anything about dental treatment but I assume it's covered.
     

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