A birth grant is a payment made to a new mother to cover some of the initial expenses of the birth.
A woman who gave birth in a hospital or was hospitalized immediately after the childbirthbirth of a live newborn or birth after the 22nd week of pregnancy is entitled to a birth grant, if she falls under one of the following categories:
If the woman who gave birth is no longer alive, her spouse or the newborn's guardian is entitled to receive the birth grant.
The grant will be paid into the applicant's bank account.
The birth grant is paid within a month of birth into the new mother’s bank account into which the child allowance is paid and. For a first birth - the grant will be deposited into the bank account provided at the hospital.
Amount of the birth grant (Updated to Jan 01, 2017)