Parental benefit period

The regulations in this area have been amended several times over the years.

Information about new rules for parental benefit from July 1, 2018.

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.