Maternity allowance, according to the national insurance act (AFL), can be paid out before the birth of the child if the mother has a physically demanding job or a job that implies a risk of damage to the foetus. The condition for maternity allowance to be payable is that the mother cannot be transferred to more suitable work.
According to the national insurance act (AFL), parental allowance can be paid out in connection with the birth or adoption of a child. Parental allowance can be received at the earliest as of the 60th day before the child’s birth and until the child is eight years old or has completed the first year of school.
Parental allowance can be paid out as whole, half or quarter parental allowance. A salary deduction is made for each calendar day covered by the parental leave, by an amount that corresponds to 3.3% of the fixed monthly salary. The fixed monthly salary is your individual salary together with the fixed salary supplements that apply to you.
According to the national insurance act (AFL), temporary parental allowance can be paid out for the care of a child under the age of 12, for example in the case of illness of the child or of the child’s usual carer. For children with special needs, temporary parental allowance can be paid out until the child is sixteen years old. For children covered by the Law on Support and Service to the Disabled (LSS), temporary parental allowance can in certain cases be paid out for even longer periods.
New fathers are entitled to ten extra days of temporary parental allowance in connection with the birth of their child. During the period of leave, remuneration comes from the social security office in the form of parental allowance (= sick pay). No salary is received from the University.