If you are on leave for the birth of a child or for the care of an adopted child you are entitled to a parental allowance supplement from your employer. The parental allowance supplement is paid for the days during your parental leave for which you receive parental allowance at the basic level or above. The supplement is paid out for a maximum period of 360 days for each child. The period of leave can begin at the earliest 60 days before the child’s expected date of birth and end at the latest when the child is 8 years old.
In order for your parental allowance supplement to be calculated on a 100% employment basis, you must have been employed full time at the University for 90 consecutive days before the start of your parental leave. Periods of full employment on either side of a period of annual leave are considered to be consecutive. The following are also equated with full employment:
The parental allowance supplement from the employer constitutes 10% of the daily salary on salaries up to a ceiling of 10 times the base amount and 90% of the part of the daily salary that exceeds that ceiling. The supplement is paid out once your salary officer has received a certificate from the social insurance office confirming that parental allowance has been paid out.