Employed and self-employed beneficiaries

Under the terms of the Maternity and Parental Benefits Act, an employed or self-employed parent is entitled to parental leave after the child reaches 6 months of age and can use this right until the child is 8 years of age. The right to parental leave is a personal right of both employed or self-employed parents, which they use for a period of 8 months (for their first and second child), or 30 months (for twins, their third, and each subsequent child).

As a rule, both parents use parental leave, each for a period of four or 15 months (depending on the number of children born). However, if they agree that only one parent will exercise their right to parental leave, that parent takes parental leave for a period of six or 28 months (each parent retains two months of parental leave that cannot be transferred to the other parent).

  • Salary compensation during parental leave for the first 6 months or 8 months of parental leave may not, for full-time work, amount to more than 225% of the tax base per month (EUR 995.45). In the remaining part of parental leave (for twins, the third and each subsequent child, for the remaining duration), the salary compensation is 125% of the tax base – EUR 551.80.


Beneficiaries who receive other income, farmers outside the income tax or revenue tax system, unemployed beneficiaries

Upon the expiration of the maternity exemption from work, this category of parents is granted the right to parental leave from work for a period of 6 months until the child is 1 year of age for the first and second born children, or until the child is 3 years of age (depending on the number of children born).


Beneficiaries outside the work system

Beneficiaries outside the work system are entitled to parental care for the child in the same duration.

  • Financial support for parental exemption from work and parental care for the child amounts to EUR 309,01 per month.


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