Since 2016, more than 6 thousand men have benefited from the paternity allowance and leave for the care of the newborn
As reported by the National Social Insurance Bureau (CNAS), in the second half of 2016, when the rules on granting leave and child care benefits to men entered into force in Moldova, 6030 fathers took 2-week leave to care for newborns and received benefits for the child. Paternity allowance can be received by fathers insured in the state social insurance system, who work on the basis of an individual labor contract or are in official relations on the basis of an administrative act, with a temporary or permanent registration in Moldova. The leave is granted to fathers within the first 56 days from the date of birth of the child for a period of 14 calendar days, on the basis of a written application submitted. The employee may receive paternity benefits, which will be paid from the state social insurance budget. The allowance is established and paid by the National Social Insurance Bureau. Paternal allowance is calculated and paid for calendar days. The insured income for 1 calendar day is determined by dividing the average monthly insured income by the number of calendar days in the month for which the benefit is paid. Employees insured in the state social insurance system are entitled to receive compensation for paternity in case of confirmation of payment of contributions for at least 3 years, as well as confirmation of contributions for at least 9 months from the last 24 months before the date of the child’s birth. An application for paternity benefits is submitted to the territorial social security office at the place of residence or where the company employing the father is served. The application can also be submitted electronically on the CNAS website (www.cnas.md) or on the government portal (www.servicii.gov.md). The application for paternity allowance must be submitted within 30 days from the date of granting paternity leave, otherwise no allowance is established. // 18.04.2019 - InfoMarket.