Maternity Allowance

A maternity allowance is paid to a working woman who takes a birth and parenthood leave. The maternity allowance is designed to compensate the new mother for the loss of her salary during her absence from work on the occasion of pregnancy or childbirth.

A father, too, can replace his spouse during part of the birth and parenthood leave, and receive a paternity allowance.

For information regarding the benefits for women who gave birth during the Corona period, click here.