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Paternity benefit

Father or adoptive father is entitled to the paternity benefit if:

  • he is covered with the maternity social insurance;
  • he was granted paternity leave;
  • before the first day of the paternity leave he has the maternity social insurance record of not less than 12 months during the last 24 months.

The maternity social insurance record includes the periods during which state social insurance contributions for maternity social insurance are paid or had to be paid as required by law, as well as the periods during which the insured person received sickness benefit (including the benefits payable by the employer during the first two days of sickness), vocational rehabilitation, maternity, paternity and childcare benefits, sickness due to accidents at work or occupational disease benefits, unemployment social benefits and partial work benefits.

In case an individual does not have the required maternity social insurance record as she/he has been on a childcare leave, the maternity social insurance record shall be calculated throughout the preceding 24 month period until the child attained the age of 2.

Duration of paternity benefit payment

A paternity benefit shall be paid for the period of a paternity leave.

The amount of a paternity benefit

The amount of a paternity benefit shall make 77,58 per cent of the beneficiary’s compensatory wage. Monthly paternity benefits cannot be less than the size of 6 Basic Social Benefits.

If during period of payment of the paternity benefit the insured person has income and the amount these income is less than the paternity benefit, the said person shall be paid the difference between this benefit and the income received by the person in the appropriate month. If the amount of these income is higher than the paternity benefit or equal to this benefit, paternity benefit is not payable. When paying the paternity benefit the income shall not include the income received for the work carried out before the first day of the paternity leave.

The compensatory wage on the basis whereof the amount of paternity benefits are determined shall be calculated on the basis of the insured person’s insured income during twelve consecutive calendar months before the calendar month preceding the month in which a paternity leave began. For example, for individuals who qualify for the paternity benefit on 01.05.2020, the compensatory wage shall be calculated on the basis of insured income received during the period from 01.04.2019 to 31.03.2020.

Insured income of the insured person includes all income and other amounts of a person on which state social insurance contributions for maternity social insurance were paid or had to be paid as well as sickness benefits (including the first 2 days of sickness for which the employer pays), vocational rehabilitation, maternity, paternity, childcare benefits, sickness due to accidents at work or occupational disease benefits, and also unemployment social insurance benefits and partial work benefits.

The maximum compensatory wage for calculation of paternity benefits cannot exceed the size of two national average monthly wages for the quarter two quarters preceding the day on which the right to receive paternity benefits arose.

The paternity benefit is payable for working days.

Last updated: 01-07-2021