Paternity allowance for the father

The National Insurance Institute pays a paternity allowance to a father who stopped working and took a birth and parenthood leave period. Allowances are aimed at compensating the father for the loss of wages or income during the leave he took to care for his child.

A father may leave for a birth and parenthood period together with her spouse or to replace her for a share of that period. The days of birth and parenthood period the father spends are deducted from those to which the mother is entitled.

How to obtain a maternity allowance for the mother or the father

  • Conditions of eligibility and additional info can be found here
  • One must fill out a maternity allowance claim signed by the mother and the employer.
    The claim may also be filed during pregnancy if you stopped working. To learn more, click here.
  • You can follow the status of your claim on the Personal Service website.
  • The notification of the decision taken on the claim will appear on the Personal Service website.
  • In case of claim approval - you will receive maternity allowance in one payment on your bank account.
  • If the employer paid you an additional compensation (such as convalescence or clothing) - you must submit a claim for payment of differentials.
    To learn more, click here.
  • If the spouses wish to replace each other during maternity leave - a paternity allowance claim must be submitted.
    Conditions of eligibility and other info are available here.
Information about benefits related to adoption, maternity and surrogacy, are available on another dedicated section of the website.

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