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Parental benefits in Latvia
Requesting a benefit is most conveniently done by filling out an E-application on a single portal of the state and local governments www.latvija.lv. Grounds benefits; application for benefits;
Information about parental leave provided by the employer (if one of the child's parents requests the allowance) or leave without pay in connection with childcare (if the adoptive parent who cares for the child before the adoption of the adoption court, member of the family raising the child applies for the benefit ekun or other person who, under the decision of the Orphan's Court actually caring for a child), SSIA receives from the State Tax Service.
An application for the grant of benefits can be submitted at one’s choice to one of the territorial branches of the State Agency for Social Insurance (GASS): in
person or in electronic form, provided in accordance with the requirements of legal acts on the processing of electronic documents;
send by mail or provide through a proxy;
into a single state and local government customer service center with which the SSSC has concluded an agreement.
If the benefit is requested by the adoptive parent who takes care of the child and to whom the child was transferred by decision of the orphaned court before the adoption of the adoption decision by the court, a member of the raising family who has entered into an agreement with the local government, guardian or other person who, in accordance with the decision of the orphaned court, actually provides care and raising a child, then information about the transfer of the child to education before adoption, placement of the child in raising a family, guardianship or payment of benefits to a person who is actually raised AET child SSIA provides orphaned court that decides.
If the adoptive parent requests the benefit, then the information on the adoption within three days after the court decision comes into force, the court that made the decision informs the SSSA.
The trustee can also request the benefit if he has the right to represent the interests of the applicant, drawn up in accordance with the first part of Article 38 of the Law on Administrative Procedure. An individual represents a notarized power of attorney, and an individual can draw up a power of attorney on the spot at the institution (GASS), appearing together with the trustee.
The size of the benefit received and the length of the period of receipt
It is possible to choose the duration of receipt of the benefit and, depending on the length of the selected period, the amount of the benefit is established:
- until the child reaches 1 year - in the amount of 60% of the average salary of insurance payments of the recipient of the benefit or
- until the child reaches one and a half years - in the amount of 43.75% of the average salary of insurance payments of the recipient of benefits.
This amount is set for benefits if the recipient of parental benefits is on maternity leave.
If you choose a period for the duration of the benefit payment (until the child reaches 1 year or until the child reaches the age of one and a half years and the benefit is assigned, then the selected period for receiving parental benefit for the specified child cannot be changed in future.
What should the recipients of parental benefit know for caring for the child? they take parental leave up to one and a half years and receive parental allowance until the child reaches one and a half years.The
duration of the leave is one and a half years, and you can request it at any time before the child reaches the age of 8. The
employee has the right to choose the time when it is convenient to use parental leave, dividing it in parts, or to use continuously for one and a half years, notifying in writing his employer 1 month in advance and indicating the start and end dates parental leave
Early termination of parental leave and return of the employee to the performance of his duties is carried out in the manner prescribed by the collective agreement, labor contract or by agreement between the work a parent and an employee. If, for objective reasons, the right to parental leave has been lost, the employee has the right to assume his duties by warning the employer at least two weeks in advance.
Parental allowance is prescribed until the child reaches one year or one and a half years.
The Labor Law provides for the possibility of using parental leave for a year and a half, and this is a calendar period. However, parental allowance is assigned and paid until the child reaches the age of one and a half years, i.e. the period of payment of benefits is limited to the age of the child.
If a woman uses maternity leave (GASC assigns and pays maternity allowance for this period), then the employer assigns maternity leave only after the end of maternity leave, because the employee cannot be on two holidays at the same time. Also, parental allowance is not assigned to a child in connection with the birth of which a maternity allowance has been assigned in the same period.
However, the period of receipt of parental benefit does not always coincide with parental leave. The payment of parental allowance ceases when the child reaches one and a half years, but the period of vacation before caring for the child may continue for some time.
The allowance for caring for a child aged from one and a half years to 2 years is paid in the amount of 42.69 euros per month (before reaching one and a half years - 171 euros a month).
Recipient of parental benefit who has resumed work, interrupting parental leave, or resumed receiving income from entrepreneurial activity as a self-employed person - the benefit is paid in the amount of 30% of the assigned amount of the benefit.
Also, to a person who, on the day the benefit was assigned, was not on parental leave or received income from entrepreneurial activity as a self-employed person, the benefit is paid in the amount of 30% of the calculated amount (depending on what period of receipt of the benefit is chosen: before the child reaches 1 year - 60% of the average salary of social payments or until the child reaches one and a half years - 43.75% of the average salary of social payments).
In case of interruption of parental leave and resumption of work, the allowance is recalculated - 30% of 15 euros = 4.50 euros for one calendar day.
What benefits are paid simultaneously with parental benefits?
Along with the parental allowance (until the child reaches 1 year or a year and a half, depending on the chosen period), you can receive a child care allowance, the amount of which until the child reaches the age of one and a half years - 171 euros per month.
Does the childcare allowance continue to be paid if the parental allowance in connection with the interruption of the parental leave and the re-employment is paid in the amount of 30% of the assigned allowance? The childcare allowance in the amount of 171 euros per month and the parental allowance are paid recalculated allowance.
Can one parent receive the parental benefit for the same child and the second for the childcare allowance? Parents need to agree among themselves who receives the childcare allowance, because both the parental allowance and the childcare allowance assigned to one parent (one person)
If they look after twins or more children born at the same time In
addition to the main amount of the childcare allowance, an additional fee for caring for twins is assigned for each subsequent child.
That is, if twins were born in the family, the person who cares for twins or more at the same time born children, in addition to the childcare allowance, receives:
until the child reaches one and a half years - 171 euros per month for each subsequent child;
at the age of a child from one and a half years to two years - 42.69 euros per month for each subsequent child.
Deadline for claiming benefits. An
application for parental allowance should be submitted no later than 6 months from the day the insured event occurs (from the day the right arises). If the allowance is requested later, then it will be assigned only 6 months before the day of application.
Deadline for granting benefits
The decision on granting benefits is made within 10 days from the date of receipt of all documents necessary for the purpose of granting benefits.
Receiving the benefit The
benefit is transferred to your bank account or to the account in the postal settlement system that you indicated in your application.
The allowance is paid for the previous month.
Parental benefits are discontinued while the parent receives unemployment benefits.
Parental allowance is not assigned to a child in connection with the birth of which a maternity allowance has been assigned for the same period.
Latvian citizens permanently residing in the territory of Latvia, as well as non-citizens, foreigners and stateless persons who have been assigned the personal code of the Republic of Latvia.The allowance is not assigned to persons who have a permit for temporary residence in the territory of Latvia.
The allowance is assigned: to a
- person caring for a child until he reaches two years of age,
- one of the parents of the child;
- guardian or adoptive parent;
- to the actual caretaker of the child (including the family), which is established by the orphaned court.
Both socially uninsured (unemployed or non-self-employed) parents and socially insured persons have the right to receive childcare benefits.
The amount of the allowance: to a
- person who cares for a child up to one and a half years old - 171 euros per month; to a
- person who cares for a child from one and a half years to 2 years old - 42.69 euros per month.
Benefit in connection with the birth of a child
Citizens of Latvia living in the territory of Latvia, as well as residents of Latvia who have been assigned the personal code of the Republic of Latvia, are entitled to receive childbirth allowance.
The allowance is not assigned to persons who have been issued a temporary residence permit in Latvia.
This is a one-time allowance and is assigned to:
- One of the parents for each child who has reached the age of eight days and who has been assigned a personal code;
- Guardian if the child is taken under guardianship before reaching one year.
The amount of the allowance The
childbirth allowance is paid in the amount of 421.17 euros for each child.
Deadline for requesting benefits The
benefit can be requested within 6 months from the eighth day from the day the child was born (the day the right arises) or from the day guardianship is established, if guardianship is established before the child reaches one year.
for grantingThe decision on granting benefits is made within 10 days from the day when all the necessary documents were submitted to the GASS branch.
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