As from October 1, the maternity allowance will be set automatically and there will be no need to submit an application to the local houses of social insurance. The Cabinet approved a relevant amendment to the regulations concerning the setting, calculation and payment of allowances for temporary incapacity for work, IPN reports.
This way, the maternity allowance will be set by the local houses of social insurance based on the medical certificates for maternity transmitted by the medical service providers through the medical leave certificates portal. The data from the certificate will be examined during 15 calendar days. If the presented information is incorrect or incomplete, the examination period will be extended to 45 days.
The maternity allowance represents 100% of the insured monthly average income and is paid to insured women, wives maintained by insured husbands and unemployed women who registered with national health facilities.
The new procedure will not be applied retroactively and the current regulations will be applied for maternity leaves provided before October 1 this year.