Manpower Employment Organization

Questions about the Special Allowance for Maternity Protection

What does the term “establishments or operating units” include?

When is the allowance granted?

When does the allowance start being paid, and what categories of women does it include?

How long does the leave last?

Is the granting of a leave by the employer considered to be a necessary condition?

What is the amount of this special allowance?

Whom is the special allowance paid by?

What supporting documents are required?

Is the time of absence from work considered to be actual working time?

Is this period taken into account for acquiring pension rights with IKA-ETAM?

When is this leave stopped?

In case the working mother does not make use of the allowance, is the father of the child entitled to it?

How are the Christmas, Easter, and annual leave bonuses calculated?