Application for parental benefit, family allowances and additional contributions to the pension system. Parents may choose which of them will receive parental benefit but the father is eligible only after the child has reached 70 days of age. The payment of parental benefits can be stopped and resumed according to the parent's wishes at any time until the child reaches three years of age. → If the child is at least 70 days old, parents are free to decide which of them will stay with the child and receive parental benefit. You can also apply for the parental benefit online via the citizens’ portal. The certificate for maternity leave is issued by the doctor with whom the woman is registered. The main aim of the changes is to promote an even distribution of childcare between parents and to build greater flexibility into the system to help parents balance work and family life. Fathers will be free to choose whether to use the benefit or not. 133 0 obj <>stream ERR News is the English-language service of Estonian Public Broadcasting, run by a fully independent editorial team.To read up on ERR News' comments rules and to contact ERR's other services, please follow the link below.Staff, contacts & comments. The average monthly parental benefit paid to men was a third higher than that paid to women. For visually impaired The Estonian National Social Insurance Board can also be contacted by telephone. The size of this benefit is based on the parent’s The Estonian National Social Insurance Board has 17 client service offices across Estonia that deal with requests and applications in person, as well as via mail. Information is available via telephone number 16106 (in Estonia) or +372 612 1360 between the hours of 9:00-17:00 on all working days and the general phone numbers of the Estonian National Social Insurance Board's offices (please see This chapter covers all you need to know about claiming parental benefit (vanemahüvitis) in Estonia. This additional day is also compensated based on the minimum wage established by the Government of the Republic. Kasutamist jätkates nõustute kõikide ERR-i veebilehtede küpsiste seadetega. Read more about family benefits here. The interval between the child’s birthday and parental benefit payment is 91 days. h�bbd``b`�$�@��@���� l �?�`I�q��� ���/����U�ǁw4�`H��D0 �@BTH0012�)a`����8�@� ?�Q A parent receiving the benefit for a previous birth who has the right to the maternity benefit can apply for compensation for the difference between parental benefit and maternity benefit once the new child is born. Individuals within that category who have a place of residence in more than one country have the right to claim parental benefit if they qualify as permanent residents under §6.1 of the Income Tax Act, or if they qualify as permanent residents of Estonia under the Aliens Act or the Citizen of the European Union Act by residing in Estonia for at least 183 days a year. 0 Main page 94 0 obj <> endobj If the applicant of the benefit is on parental leave, an additional certificate from the employer must be submitted indicating the duration of the parental leave and the name of the child. → Parental benefit The Parental Benefit Act took effect on 1 January 2004. The state is working on improving the system of parental leaves and benefits to facilitate the combination of work and family life and more equal distribution of the care-load between the parents. We also consider positive the amendment, which does not decrease the parental benefit when a parent is simultaneously earning revenue taxable with social tax, which is less than 1,5 times the average salary of Estonia. The right to parental leave (lapsehoolduspuhkus) can be exercised by the mother or the father of the child or the child's actual caregiver until the child reaches three years of age. A mother or father raising an up to 14-year old child or an up to 18-year old disabled child has the right to receive up to ten working days of unpaid child care leave per calendar year. 117 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<4E1556310D3E824488B89DBF9D86B226>]/Index[94 40]/Info 93 0 R/Length 107/Prev 72293/Root 95 0 R/Size 134/Type/XRef/W[1 2 1]>>stream If the state pays social tax on behalf of a person, this is not considered to be work income. Further changes to the Estonian parental leave and benefits system will be introduced in 2020, including a “daddy-month” and the option for employees to flex the payment of parental benefit. "The parental benefits system that exists in Estonia is undoubtedly one of the most generous in terms of length and the benefit rate, but it also brings with it long hiatuses in women's careers, nor does it allow parents to sufficiently combine work and leisure time sufficiently.". Name needs to be fewer than 32 characters long, Comment needs to be fewer than 600 characters long, Teoste avaldamine sel lehel on kooskõlastatud EAÜ/NCB-ga. Hea lugeja, näeme et kasutate vanemat brauseri versiooni või vähelevinud brauserit. The bill will allow for fathers to remain on paternal leave for 30 days instead of the current ten, as well as choose between taking paternity leave either at the same time as the mother's leave or separately. If you did not find from the table "I have a question", who can answer your question, contact our team. Income actually earned in another country is not taken into account when calculating the amount of the benefit. Income covers all sums paid by employers within a month, including bonuses, holiday pay and others. For a citizen The first phase of legislative changes to reform the Estonian parental leave and benefits system, were approved at the end of 2017, however, the changes are being introduced gradually from 2018 to 2020.