Advised lawyerMikhail Khromov
In the previous topic, we talked about a working mother and her rights.
Now, after we have decided on the working moments, we turn to financial issues.
Ukraine has three types of child benefits:
- maternity allowance;
- childbirth allowance;
- allowance for the care of a child until he reaches the age of three.
The maternity allowance in Ukraine is the payment of leave (maternity leave), which is granted to working women on the basis of a medical report, and is charged at the rate of 100 percent of the average salary.
Maternity allowance for the unemployed is provided in the amount of 100 percent of unemployment assistance, but not less than 25 percent of the size of the statutory subsistence minimum for the working-age population. The basis for the appointment of unemployment benefits and childbirth is a certificate of the state employment service that a woman is registered as unemployed in the employment center.For registration of benefits for pregnancy and childbirth, you must contact the Department of Social Protection at the place of registration.
Private entrepreneurs - single tax payers - are considered insured persons and, accordingly, are entitled to receive social guarantees in connection with pregnancy and childbirth. The basis for this is Order No. 1266, which regulates the special rules for calculating insurance payments for sick leave, in particular for single tax payers. To receive the insurance payment, you must register with the Fund’s bodies for temporary loss of disability, and upon the occurrence of the insured event (maternity leave), contact the executive directorate of the Fund’s branch at the place of registration with a statement about transferring the amount of insurance payment. The application should include a sick-list and a certificate of payment of the single tax for the billing period. On the basis of these documents, the working bodies of the executive directorates of the compulsory state social insurance funds independently carry out the calculation of the average daily income for individuals paying single tax and determine the amount of insurance payment.
Maternity allowance for students is provided in the amount of 100 percent of the scholarship, but not less than 25 percent of the size of the statutory subsistence minimum for the working-age population. For registration of benefits for pregnancy and childbirth, you must contact the Department of Social Protection at the place of registration.