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I want to receive childcare benefit for a child born (adopted) after 1 January 2023

  • The right to receive childcare benefit is granted to the parent (adoptive parent), guardian or grandparent who has been granted paternity leave. Parents (adoptive parents) should decide which of them or grandparents will take paternity leave, how long it will last and how long they want to receive the benefit.

You should inform your employer of your decision in advance, and apply to your employer for paternity leave at least 14 days before the end of maternity leave, or, in the case of an adoption, at the latest within one to three months of the court’s judgement taking effect (or, in the case of an emergency, three months from the date on which the judgement starts to be implemented).

Once your employer has granted you paternity leave, you can apply to “Sodra” for a childcare benefit.

  • Childcare benefit may also be granted to persons who are covered by maternity social insurance but are not granted paternity leave, i.e. self-employed persons, authors, athletes, performers who are not in an employment relationship with an insured person, persons having the status of an artist, athletes in receipt of a scholarship and spouses of civil servants on secondment abroad.

If you decide to look after your child(ren) and receive childcare benefit, you must specify the period of childcare you choose when you apply for childcare benefit, otherwise you will not receive the benefit.

  • The European Union has adopted the Work-life Balance Directive regarding parents and carers, which obliges all Member States to provide the necessary months of childcare for both father/adoptive father and mother/adoptive mother.

So, from 1 January 2023, both the child's father (adoptive father) and mother (adoptive mother) or guardians have to take care of their child(ren) for at least 2 months each, and can share the rest of the time according to the family’s need. This is the minimum period for each parent/guardian set by the Directive of the European Union.

The non-transferable two-month period of paternity leave* (hereafter - non-transferable months) can be taken in full at once, or in parts, in which case the period of non-transferable months must be no longer than 60 calendar days, and taken alternately between you and the other parent (adoptive parent, guardian).

*Non-transferable months can be used flexibly, i.e. you can use a month or days, and after a few months use the remaining month or days. "If “Sodra” decides to grant a childcare benefit, the father (adoptive father), mother (adoptive mother) or guardian will be paid first for the non-transferable months, as they are paid at a higher rate than the rest of the months, but this doesn't mean that if the mother uses the non-transferable months, the father has to use them straight away.

Example. If the mother is awarded childcare benefit from 1 March 2023 to 4 January 2025 (for a period of 24 months), the father can use his non-transferable months at a later date, when the child wild be older, to look after the child in the 23rd and 24th months.

 Important! Both parents (adoptive parents, guardians) cannot take two months' non-transferable leave (or part of it) to look after the same child at the same time.

Grandparents cannot use the non-transferable months of paternity leave to get childcare benefit, but they can look after their grandchild and get childcare benefit for the rest of the period (if they meet the conditions laid down in the law).

If the child is being raised by only one parent (or adoptive parent) or guardian (determined according to the circumstances set out in the law), he or she is entitled to receive an additional childcare benefit for the other parent’s unused, non-transferable paternity leave period. The additional childcare benefit is granted and paid only 2 months before the period of the chosen childcare benefit.

A child is presumed to be raised by one of his/her parents (adoptive parents) or guardians when:

  • the child’s other parent (adoptive parent) or guardian is deceased or declared deceased;
  • the child's other parent (adoptive parent) or guardian is declared missing;
  • the child's other parent (adoptive parent) has temporary or indefinite deprivation of parental authority;
  • paternity has not been established for a child for whose care the paternity leave was granted;
  • a child for whose care the paternity leave was granted is separated from one of his/her parents (adoptive parents);
  • the child's other parent (adoptive parent) or guardian has been declared incapacitated in this area;
  • the child's residence is established with one of his/her parents (adoptive parents) and the other parent's communication with the child is restricted;
  • the other of the child's guardians has been dismissed or removed from their duties;
  • the other parent (adoptive parent) or guardian of the child is serving a prison sentence and is therefore unable to look after the child.

Paternity leave can last:

  • until the child reaches the age of three;
  • in the case of adoption - for 18 or 24 months, but no longer than until the child is 18 years old.

During this period, your employer undertakes to keep your workplace and offer it to you when you return from paternity leave.

Childcare benefit can be paid:

  • until the child is 18 or 24 months old*;
  • in the case of adoption - for 18 or 24 months, but no longer than until the child is 18 years old.

Parents (adoptive parents) are the first to be paid the childcare benefit for the non-transferable months.

*If one parent (adoptive parent) or guardian does not use all or part of the unused non-transferable months to care for the child, the other parent (adoptive parent) or guardian shall not be paid the childcare benefit for the unused non-transferable months, unless the child is being brought up by a single parent (adoptive parent) or a guardian (who, in accordance with the criteria set out in the law, is equivalent to a person who is a single parent raising the child).

  • When you apply for childcare benefit, you need to specify for how long you want to receive it. If another parent (adoptive parent), guardian or grandparent who is entitled to this benefit applies for it for the same child, the duration of the benefit payment will be determined according to the choice of the first parent (adoptive parent) or guardian.

 Important! 

  • If a person receiving childcare benefit or another parent (adoptive parent), guardian or grandparent applies for a childcare benefit for the same child (or the same children) in separate applications, the chosen duration of payment of the benefit may be changed at the request of the applicant only after the amount of the childcare benefit overpaid has been repaid back to the budget of the State Social Insurance Fund (in the case of a change in the duration of the payment of the childcare benefit for a person who receives a childcare benefit - the overpaid amount shall be included in the amount of the benefit to be paid).
  • Childcare benefit can be paid to one parent (adoptive parent), guardian or grandparent for the same child, so the persons entitled to childcare benefit have the possibility to receive it alternately, but the other parent (adoptive parent) guardian or grandparent must terminate the paternity leave or the period of paternity period at the time.

Example 1. A mother who has been granted paternity leave by her employer has applied to “Sodra” for childcare benefit until her child reaches 18 months. The mother has been granted the benefit. After 6 months, she decided to go back to work and the father asked his employer for paternity leave. The mother terminated her paternity leave and applied to “Sodra” to terminate the payment of childcare benefit to her and returned to work. The child's father has applied for childcare benefit to “Sodra” after his employer granted him paternity leave.

Example 2. A self-employed mother (covered by maternity social insurance and not entitled to paternity leave), after the birth of her baby, applied to “Sodra” for a childcare benefit until the child is 18 months of age and informed “Sodra” of the paternity leave period she had chosen. The mother was granted childcare benefit until the child reaches 18 months. After 6 months, she decided that she wanted to continue to be self-employed and to end the paternity leave period she had chosen, and the child's father was going to take paternity leave. In this case, the mother has to submit an application to “Sodra” to terminate (resume) the payment of the childcare benefit and/or the period of paternity care by selecting the reason "terminate", and the father (when the employer will grant him paternity leave) - an application for childcare benefit.

You can apply:

  • Via internet through a personal "Sodra" account for resident and choosing an application for granting a child care benefit, GPS23.
  • By post.  Applications' forms you can download here. When sending applications by post, a copy of the identity document approved in accordance with the law (for example notary) must be attached.
  • Upon arrival at the "Sodra" department, the application will be completed and submitted to you to sign by the employee. You need to have:
    o An identity document, such as a passport, identity card, a permit to live in Lithuania.
    o It is also needed to know the details of the personal account to which the benefit will be paid.

 Important! 

When two or more children are born and only one parent applies for childcare benefit, a separate application for childcare benefit must be submitted for each child.

If two or more children are born, both parents can take paternity leave and receive childcare benefits for the individual children (if three or more children are born, both parents and grandparents can receive childcare benefits if they meet the conditions set out in the law).

When a child is adopted, the childcare benefit is paid for 18 or 24 months, but no longer than until the child reaches the age of 18. In this case, you must apply to your employer for this paternity leave within three months of the judgement becoming final (or, in the case of urgent enforcement, within one month of the judgement starting to be enforced), and apply to “Sodra” to be granted the benefit.

In the case two or more children are born, the childcare benefit for one of the children may be paid to the person entitled to the benefit from the date of the child's birth or from the first day after the end of paternity leave, irrespective of the fact that the mother's maternity leave has not yet ended and she is still receiving the maternity benefit.

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You must apply for childcare benefit no later than 12 months after the end of the period for which you are entitled to receive the benefit.

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Childcare benefit is granted if:

  • You are covered by maternity social insurance and are granted paternity leave:
    • you are employed under an employment contract;
    • you work in the civil service;
    • you are a serviceman in professional military service of the national defence system, also a volunteer soldier;
    • you are a soldier of the compulsory initial military service or perform an alternative national defence service;
  • You are covered by maternity social insurance, but you are not granted paternity leave – in this case, you must notify “Sodra” of the paternity period you have chosen to care for your child): 
    • you work under a copyright, sports or performance contract;
    • you are self-employed on the basis of an individual activity certificate;
    • you are engaged in an individual agricultural activity;
    • you are an owner of a sole proprietor company;
    • you are a true member of a small partnership or general partnership;
    • you are a member of a family-type child care organisation;
    • you are a spouse of a civil servant transferred to a diplomatic mission or consular post of the Republic of Lithuania (hereafter - the Republic of Lithuania) who is unemployed and does not have an insurable income, and who lives abroad;
    • you are the spouse of a professional serviceman assigned to perform military service in a mission of the Republic of Lithuania to an international organisation, who is unemployed and has no insurable income, and who lives abroad;
    • you are the spouse of a delegate posted to a diplomatic mission or consular post of the Republic of Lithuania who is unemployed and has no insurable income and who lives abroad;
    • you are the spouse of the President of the Republic of Lithuania;
    • you are an athlete who receives a state scholarship in accordance with the Law on Physical Education and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania and you have no other insurable income;
    • you have the status of an artist and have no other insurable income.

 Important!

Those working under an individual activity certificate, carrying out individual agricultural activities, members of households, owners of individual enterprises, true members of small or general partnerships are considered to be insured if they have paid the maternity social insurance contributions for the calendar month preceding the month in which the entitlement to childcare benefit is acquired, or for the current month if they were temporarily unemployed in the preceding month, or received sickness, vocational rehabilitation, maternity, paternity or childcare benefits, or if the entitlement to childcare benefit arose in the month of commencement of the activity.

For self-employed persons entitled to childcare benefit, the benefit is paid irrespective of their self-employment income during the period.

  • You are the child's father, mother, adoptive father, adoptive mother or guardian:
    • on paternity leave granted by your employer;
    • you are self-employed and have notified “Sodra” of your chosen paternity period (the day of entitlement to receive tha benefit is the day after the last day of paternity leave or maternity leave); or
    • you are not covered by maternity social insurance on the date of entitlement to childcare benefit (because you have been dismissed from your job, your service, you have ceased to pursue an individual activity, you have ceased to pursue a sporting activity, or because your insurance under a copyright contract has ended), but you did not become uninsured with maternity social insurance until 24 months before the first day of paternity leave, or the entitlement to childcare benefit arose during the period of rearing of a child up to the age of 3 who was born beforehand, or who is in care or adopted, or you were receiving a maternity or paternity benefit for the birth of the same child until the date on which the entitlement to the benefit arose;
    • you are the child’s grandparent. Grandparents are only entitled to childcare benefit if at least one of the child’s parents (adoptive parents) is entitled to receive it;
    • you have at least 12 months of maternity social insurance service in the last 24 months before the first day of paternity leave;
    • if you didn't get the required length of service because you had previous paternity leave, i.e. your employer had granted paternity leave for the birth of the previous child. In this case the period of maternity social insurance service is calculated on the basis of the 24-month period before the child turns 2.
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  1. Application for childcare benefit.
  2. Application for exemption from income tax application.

You can apply:

  1. Online, by logging in to the  resident's personal “Sodra”  account and selecting an Application for childcare benefit, GPS23 and Application to apply non-taxable income, GPS9.
  2. By mail – An application you can download here. If sending by mail, a copy of the identity document, certified in accordance with the law (e.g. by a notary), must be enclosed.
  3. A member of staff will fill in the application form and give it to you to sign when you arrive at the “Sodra” office. On arrival you need:
  • to have a proof of identity (e.g. passport, identity card);
  • to know the details of the personal account into which the benefit will be paid.

If you have not completed the required period of service for childcare benefit while working in Lithuania, but have worked and/or been insured in a foreign country in the last 24 months, you must additionally submit a request for mediation on periods of work and/or insurance abroad. 

You can apply:

  1. Online, by logging in to the resident's personal “Sodra” account and selecting an Application for mediation in obtaining data on periods of work and/or insurance acquired abroad, GPS12.
  2. By mail - the application form can be downloaded here. If sending by mail, a copy of the identity document, certified in accordance with the law (e.g. by a notary), must be enclosed.
  3. A member of staff will fill in the application form and give it to you to sign when you arrive at the “Sodra” office. On arrival, please have/know:
  • have a proof of identity (passport, identity card, residence permit to live in Lithuania) upon arrival;
  • know your social security number (or personal identification number) in the foreign country where you worked;
  • know the name(s) of the foreign employer(s) and the period(s) of employment.

In order to terminate the payment of childcare benefit and/or paternity period*, you must submit an application to terminate (resume) the payment of childcare benefit and/or a paternity period.

You can apply:

  1. Online, by logging in to the resident's personal “Sodra” account and selecting anapplication to terminate (resume) the payment of childcare benefit and/or a paternity period;
  2. By mail. If sending by mail, a copy of the identity document, certified in accordance with the law (e.g. by a notary), must be enclosed.
  3. A member of staff will fill in the application form and give it to you to sign when you arrive at the “Sodra” office. On arrival you need:
  • to have a proof of identity: a passport, identity card or residence permit upon arrival;

*Self-employed persons, authors, athletes, performers who are not in an employment relationship with the insurer, persons with the status of an artist, athletes in receipt of a scholarship and spouses of delegated civil servants who have indicated the paternity period when applying for childcare benefit can terminate the paternity period.

If you have an employment or service relationship only, you must apply to your employer to terminate your paternity leave.

The date of termination of the payment of the childcare benefit cannot be earlier than the 1st day of the month of application.

Example. On 15 May 2023, when completing the application to terminate (resume) the payment of childcare benefit or a paternity period, the person indicated that he/she wanted to terminate the payment of childcare benefit from 20 January 2023. In this case, the person can terminate the payment of the childcare benefit at the earliest on 1 May 2023, since the benefit has already been paid for January 2023.

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In order to renew the payment of childcare benefit and/or a paternity period, you must submit an application to terminate (resume) the payment of the childcare benefit and/or the paternity period.

You can apply:

  1. 1. Online, by logging in to the resident's personal “Sodra” account and selecting an application to terminate (resume) the payment of childcare benefit and/or the paternity period;
  2. By mail. If sending by mail, a copy of the identity document, certified in accordance with the law (e.g. by a notary), must be enclosed;
  3. A member of staff will fill in the application form and give it to you to sign when you arrive at the “Sodra” office. On arrival you need:
  • have a proof of identity, e.g. passport, identity card, residence permit.

 Important!

When paternity leave and/or a paternity period, including non-transferable months, is resumed, and you are entitled to childcare benefit, the benefit you were previously granted continues to be paid.

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  1. Copy of the order granting paternity leave, if the employer has not provided information on the paternity leave to “Sodra” (notification 9-SD9-SD Employer's notification to “Sodra” of paternity leave granted/terminated. It must be submitted no later than the next working day after the leave has been granted or terminated.), and a document confirming the fact of adoption.
  2. Notarised copy of the child's birth certificate with a translation into Lithuanian, if the child's birth certificate was issued abroad. If a notarised copy of the child's birth certificate with a translation into Lithuanian is sent by mail, it must be accompanied by a certified copy of the person's proof of identity. Birth certificates issued abroad must be legalised or certified by an Apostille, depending on the country in which they were issued, unless international obligations of the Republic of Lithuania provide otherwise.
  3. A certificate from your employer stating your insurable earnings, if you have insurable earnings during the paternity leave, or if you are paid lump-sum compensatory or incentive payments in connection with your employment. The employer can submit this certificate by logging in to his/her personal "Sodra" account for the insurer, where the recommended certificate form is available.
  4. A document justifying the completion of work if you receive insured or other work income, which is not an insured income, during the period of paternity leave for work performed before the first day of such leave, for example, a document of transfer-acceptance of the work performed, a copyright contract or other document justifying the end of the work.
  5. Documents confirming the amount of income received and the period for which it was calculated if you receive income from work activity that is not insured income during a paternity leave, such as a salary received abroad from an international or European Union institution or foreign authority, certificate, etc.
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  • If you choose to receive the benefit until the child reaches 18 months of age, 60% of your Compensable earnings (hereinafter - CE) is paid.  This amount is calculated on the basis of the person’s insurable income during the 12 consecutive calendar months preceding the calendar month of entitlement to receive the benefit.
  • If you choose to receive the benefit until the child reaches 24 months of age, 45% of your CE is paid from the end of your maternity or paternity leave until the child reaches 12 months of age, then 30% of your CE is paid until the child reaches 24 months of age.
  • When paternity leave and/or paternity period, including non-transferable months, is resumed, and you are entitled to receive childcare benefit, the benefit you were granted previously continues to be paid.
  • During the non-transferable months of paternity leave, 78% of your CE is paid.
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  • If you have two or more children and are on paternity leave for these children, the childcare benefit is increased according to the number of children born at the same time, but the total amount of the benefit paid to you cannot be more than 78% of the amount of your CE.
  • On the day the childcare benefit is paid, personal income tax (15%) and the compulsory health insurance contribution (6%) are deducted from the amount of the childcare benefit, in accordance with the law.
  • If you receive income from work or benefits during the non-transferable months, you will be paid the difference between the amount of the childcare benefit and your income.
  • When the child is being raised by a single parent (who, according to the criteria set out in the law, qualifies as a single parent) who receives childcare benefit for the last two non-transferable months of paternity leave, and who also has an additional income, the childcare benefit is payable irrespective of the income from employment and/or benefits received during that period.

Example. The person has been granted paternity leave from 15 May 2023 for a child born on 16 April 2023. A childcare benefit of €847.70 has been granted for the non-transferable months from 15 May 2023 to 14 July 2023. In July, the person receives employment income of €600. For the period until 14 July 2023, the difference between childcare benefit and income is €111.86 (€382.83 - €270.97), where €382.83 is received€847.70 (the amount of the benefit): 31 days x 14 days, and €270.97 is received €600 (income): 31 days x 14 days.

  • In all other months, employment income and/or benefits would not reduce the benefit received, provided that the sum of the benefit and the additional income does not exceed 100% of the former average salary (according to which the childcare benefit was calculated).

Example 1. The person has been granted paternity leave from 25 February 2023 to care for a child born on 5 January 2023 until the child reaches 24 months of age. A benefit of €489.06 is granted until the child reaches the age of 12 months and €326.04 until the child reaches the age of 24 months.

The person's former average salary is €1,087. 

During the benefit payment period, the person receives employment income of €300. 

Until the child is 12 months old, he or she will be paid the full amount of the childcare benefit - €489.06, because €489.06 (the amount of the benefit) + €300 (income from work) = €789.06 (less than €1,087). 

Until the child is 24 months old, he or she will be paid the full amount of the childcare benefit - €326.04, because €326.04 (the amount of the benefit) + €300 (income from work) = €626.04 (less than €1,087).

Example 2. The person has been granted paternity leave from 25 February 2023 to care for a child born on 5 January 2023 until the child reaches 24 months of age. A benefit of €489.06 is granted until the child reaches the age of 12 months and €326.04 until the child reaches the age of 24 months. 

The person’s former average salary is €1,087. 

During the benefit period, the person receives employment income of €1,000. 

Until the child is 12 months old, he or she will receive a partial childcare benefit of €87, since €489.06 (the amount of the benefit) + €1,000 = €1,489.06 (more than €1,087), the partial childcare benefit is calculated as: €1,087 (person's former average salary) - €1,000 (income from employment) = €87.

Until the child reaches 24 months of age, he or she will also receive a partial childcare benefit of €87, since €326.04 (the amount of the benefit) + €1,000 (employment income) = €1,326.04 (more than €1,087), the calculation of the partial childcare benefit is: €1,087 (s former average salary) - €1,000 (income from employment) = €87.

  • The maximum CE for calculating childcare benefit cannot exceed two national average monthly salaries in force for the quarter preceding the date of entitlement to receive childcare benefit:
Year, quarter

Average earnings in the national economy (including sole proprietorships) (gross), EUR

2022, Q1 1718,30
2022, Q2 1768,40
2022, Q3 1787,10
2022, Q4 1887,80

Example 1. If the entitlement to receive childcare benefit starts on 15 April 2023, the maximum CE for calculating the childcare benefit is based on two average salaries in the fourth quarter of 2022 (€1887,80 * 2).

Minimum benefit amount after entitlement to receive the childcare benefit:

2023, Q2:

  • Monthly – €294*;
  • Daily – €14.07. 

* 6 basic social benefit amounts in force in the previous quarter (last approved amount) before the date of entitlement to receive the benefit.

 Important! For self-employed persons receiving childcare benefit, the amount of the benefit is not reduced if the person has self-employment income during the benefit period. However, the amount of the childcare benefit is reduced if the person has income from a contract of employment or employment relationship during the non-transferable months of paternity leave, or if he/she is paid sickness benefit. The childcare benefit also does not take into account the amount of state insurance for the person with the status of an artist.

Childcare benefit amount
Year, quarter Maximum benefit if you choose to receive the benefit until the child is18 months old, EUR Maximum benefit if you choose to receive the benefit until the child is 24 months old, EUR Maximum benefit during the period of the non-transferable months, EUR
Monthly Daily monthly (up to 12 months) monthly (up to 24 months) monthly Daily
2023, Q1 2144,52 102,61 1608,39 1072,26 2787,88 133,39
2023, Q2 2265,36 108,39 1699,02 1132,68 2944,97 140,91

Comparison of childcare benefit amounts for different benefit payment periods:

When a person receives: minimum monthly salary of €840 (in 2023)*
Duration** Up to 18 months Up to 24 months
2+2 non-transferable months Up to 18 months 2+2 non-transferable months Up to 12 months Up to 24 months
Benefit amount 78 percent 60 percent 78 percent 45 percent 30 percent
Monthly amount of the benefit before taxes €655.20 €504 €655.20 €378 €294
Amount of the benefit before taxes over the whole period €8,668.80 €8,584.80
Taxes that are deducted from the calculated benefit

6 percent CHI***

15 per cent PIT****

6 per cent CHI*** 
15 per cent PIT****
Amount of the benefit after taxes over the whole period***** €6,848.35 €6,781.99
When income from employment is received Benefit is reduced A person can earn up to 100 per cent of the former AMCE***** Benefit is reduced A person can earn up to 100 per cent of the former AMCE*****

* It is assumed that one parent takes the non-transferable parental leave months at the beginning and the other at the end.
** It is calculated that maternity benefit is paid in the first two months, and child care benefit is paid from the third month.

*** Compulsory health insurance.

**** PIT – personal income tax.

***** Calculations are presented without applying the amount of tax-free income.

****** AMCE – average monthly compensatory earnings.

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  • On the date of payment of the childcare benefit, in accordance with the procedure laid down by law, Personal Income Tax administered by the State Tax Inspectorate under the Ministry of Finance is deducted (15%) and Compulsory Health Insurance (6%).

You can view detailed information about the payment of the benefit in your personal resident’s “Sodra” account by selecting “My benefits” → “Childcare benefit” → “Payment” from the menu of your personal account.

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  • If an insured person receiving childcare benefit becomes entitled to maternity benefit due to the birth, custody or adoption of another child, both benefits shall be paid to him/her but the total amount of benefits may not exceed 78 per cent of the recipient’s more favourable compensatory earnings, according to which the maternity or childcare benefit is calculated.
  • If an insured person receiving childcare benefit becomes entitled to childcare benefit due to the birth, custody or adoption of another child, both benefits shall be paid to him/her but the total amount of benefits may not exceed 78 per cent of the recipient’s more favourable compensatory earnings, according to which the childcare benefit is calculated.
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  • The decision on the granting of the benefit shall be taken no later than within 10 working days from the date of receipt of the application with all the necessary documents and data at the "Sodra" branch.
  • Childcare benefit is paid for the previous month no earlier than on the 15th of the month and no later than the last day of the month.
  • The childcare benefit is paid into the personal account specified in the application.

 

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  • This benefit is paid monthly for the previous month until the child reaches the age of 18 months or 24 months, according to the duration of the benefit you choose in your application.
  • If one parent (adoptive parent) or guardian does not use all or part of the unused non-transferable months to care for the child, the other parent (adoptive parent) or guardian shall not be paid the childcare benefit for the unused non-transferable months, unless the child is being brought up by a single parent (adoptive parent) or a guardian (who, in accordance with the criteria set out in the law, is equivalent to a person who is a single parent raising the child).
  • If you haven't received maternity benefit for the period of your pregnancy and maternity leave, you may receive childcare benefit from the first day your child is born.
  • If you have been on maternity or paternity leave and have received maternity or paternity benefit, the childcare benefit will be paid from the end of that leave.
  • In the case two or more children are born, the childcare benefit for one of the children may be paid to the person entitled to the benefit from the date of the child's birth or from the first day after the end of paternity leave, irrespective of the fact that the mother's maternity leave has not yet ended and she is still receiving the maternity benefit.
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In the third year of a child’s upbringing, one of the parents (adoptive parents) or guardians is covered by the state compulsory health insurance, as well as pension and unemployment social insurance.

More information can be found here.

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Update date: 2023-04-17
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