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Continuity of residence is not broken for maternity leave not exceeding 12 months.
Yes you will need to provide evidence that you were on maternity.
I am happy to answer further questions when previous have been rated.
I will address any further questions when you have rated for your original question.
Evidence such as P60, letter from employer and any document showing maternity payments made to you.
It doesnt matter whether you were on unpaid maternity leave or not. You just need evidence to confirm you were on maternity for no more than 12 months.