Human Resources

Abbreviations and Definitions

A glossary of some useful abbreviations and definitions in relation to maternity leave.

KIT Days Keeping in Touch Days
MATB1 Maternity certificate confirming your due date
MA Maternity Allowance - A payment made by the government if you are not entitled to receive SMP, but meet other eligibility criteria
MA1 Form Maternity allowance claim form
NEM1 Form New and Expectant Mothers Risk Assessment Form
Notification week / Qualifying week 15th week before the baby's due date
Qualifying period Is the eight weeks up to the 15th week before the baby’s due date
SMP Statutory Maternity Pay
SPL Shared Parental Leave
UEMP University of Edinburgh Maternity pay