If you live together with the mother and she is receiving disability benefit, you may be entitled to parental benefit for a period of 15 weeks. These weeks must be drawed after 6 weeks after the date of birth or the date on which you assumed care of the child in the case of adoption, and the must be completed within 46 or 56 weeks after birth or assumption of care.
Remember to apply at the right time.
If you do not qualify for parental benefit, you may be entitled to a lump-sum grant
Co-mothers have the same rights as fathers.
When you are the only parent entitled to parental benefit, you are not entitled to a paternal quota. However, you may choose to claim parental benefit for the additional weeks you are granted following a multiple birth/assumption of care by adoption. No requirements apply to the mother's occupational activity during these weeks, and you may choose to start drawing benefits immediately after birth/adoption. You must begin drawing benefits for these additional weeks during the regular benefit period, i.e. within 46 or 56 weeks after birth/assumption of care by adoption, depending on the type of coverage you have chosen.
If you have sole parental responsibility for the child, you may be entitled to parental benefit for up to 46 weeks at 100 percent coverage, or 56 weeks at 80 percent coverage. This applies to both birth and adoption. The degree of coverage applies to the entire benefit period. If the mother has been receiving parental benefit before you were granted sole parental responsibility, you will receive parental benefit for the remaining period.