The maternity allowance, paid by DYPA, is equal monthly to the current minimum wage
Women and self-employed farmers will be eligible for it Maternity allowance from the Public Employment ServiceThis is according to the regulations contained in the new draft insurance law.
Under this proposed text, the special maternity protection provision under DYPA would extend to self-employed mothers and insurance-savvy mothers, who would receive it for nine months.
The maternity allowance, paid by DYPA, is equal monthly to the current minimum wage. So, based on this clause, which will be voted on when the bill is presented to Parliament, self-employed mothers and farm mothers will receive the special maternity protection benefit from DYPA, which corresponds to the amount of the minimum wage, amounting to 780 euros for nine months. .
DYPA maternity allowance will also be granted to working insured women, who have been excluded so far due to the different rules of their previous funds (for example, persons insured in the former TAVTEKO and persons insured with pay in the former ETAA).
Employees who adopt a child from the time the child joins the family until the age of eight are also eligible.
This measure could alternatively apply to the father as well, to whom the mother could transfer the right to special maternity protection for a period of up to seven months, with the aim of comprehensive paternity protection.
As announced by the Ministry of Labor, with this provision, efforts aimed at maternity protection for all insured people are completed, as private sector employees already receive DYPA maternity allowance – which is equivalent to the minimum wage – for a period of nine months, while the public benefits similarly as sector renters. on me.
It is noteworthy that under Law 4997/2022, it was decided to temporarily extend maternity protection for female workers in the private sector, in proportion to the special parental leave to which mothers working in the public sector are entitled. Specifically, the duration of special maternity protection leave has been increased from six to nine months for mothers insured in e-EFKA (t. IKA- ETAM), who work as employees with a fixed or indefinite employment relationship in companies or private holdings sector.
This arrangement aims to support the family and achieve equal benefits for all insured people. It is noteworthy that this measure falls within a network of measures implemented by the government as a whole to support the family, such as, for example, the maternity grant, the “neighborhood sitters” program, and others. According to the Ministry, in the field of work, the goal is to provide the broadest possible protection for motherhood and reconcile family life and professional life, which contributes to addressing the demographic problem, in line with the corresponding constitutional provisions.
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