Parental benefit period

The regulations in this area have been amended several times in recent years. The date of birth, or the date on which you assumed care of the child in the case of adoption, determines whether these amendments will affect your situation.

Births and adoptions after 1 July 2014

The paternal quota and maternal quota have been reduced, from 14 weeks each to 10 weeks each, but the total benefit period for parental benefit in the case of a birth is still 49 weeks at 100 percent coverage or 59 weeks at 80 percent coverage. In the case of adoption, the benefit period is 46 weeks or 56 weeks, respectively.

Birth or adoption between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2014

The parental benefit period comprises a maternal quota of 14 weeks, a paternal quota of 14 weeks, and a shared period that may be distributed freely between the parents. The benefit period in the case of a birth was extended by two weeks, to 49 weeks at 100 percent coverage, and 59 weeks at 80 percent coverage. In the case of adoption, the benefit period is 46 weeks or 56 weeks, respectively. When the father is the only one entitled to parental benefit, there are certain rules.

Apart from this, the regulations relating to parental benefit are the same as the current regulations.