Right to a residence grant
A residence grant is a financial grant to a pregnant mother who, in the opinion of a specialist doctor, must live far from her home for services needed due to the birth of a child, such as distance, bad weather, a workplace strike or pregnancy risk factors.
The grant is paid retroactively.
The requirements for a residence grant
- The right to a residence grant applies to a pregnant parent who is entitled to maternity leave or maternity grant.
- It is permitted to pay residence expenses of a pregnant parent who resides far from home 14 days before the expected date of delivery and until the day of birth.
- In the case of multiple births, it is permitted to begin paying residence expenses 28 days before the expected date of delivery and until the day of birth.
- A residence grant is not paid during the time a pregnant parent stays in a hospital or a health institute.