Employed and self-employed parents
An employed or self-employed pregnant woman, that is the mother, may use the maternity leave from the 28th, or at the earliest 45th day before the day of expected birth (in case of complications during pregnancy) until the 70th day after the child’s birth. This is the compulsory part of the maternity leave used by the mother of a child and, in certain circumstances, it may be used by the father (for example, in case of mother’s death).
An additional maternity leave lasts until the child reaches 6 months. During that period, the mother can return to work and transfer the leave to the father of the child.
- The financial support for a maternity leave for employed or self-employed parent who meets the requirement regarding insurance periods is 100% of the basis for salary compensation calculated in accordance with compulsory health insurance regulations. If the requirement regarding the insurance periods is not met, the financial support amounts to 70% of budget basis (HRK 2,328.20).
Beneficiaries who receive other income, farmers outside the income tax or revenue tax system, unemployed beneficiaries
These parents are entitled to maternity exemption from work until the child reaches 6 months.
Beneficiaries outside the work system
These parents are entitled to maternity care for a child in the same duration.
- Financial support for maternity exemption from work and maternity care for the child amounts to HRK 2,328.20 per month.