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Maternity Pay

Posted in: Family, Social Security - Inss / Caiss,
Author: Myra Cecilia Azzopardi
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There are two different kinds of paid maternity leave, one based on a minimum period of contributing into the system in Spain, the other non-contributory.

To be entitled to either, you need to be working, or in receipt of unemployment benefits.

So even if if you haven´t worked the minimum amount of time to receive the contributory maternity pay, you are still entitled to the non-contributory maternity pay.

The window to apply for maternity pay starts the day after your maternity leave has begun and prescribes after 5 years.

The full information is in Spanish only. Some areas can be translated using the drop down menu. Where the option is not available, use computer translation or vist the INSS office.
You may wish to use a gestor or HR at your workplace may advise.

Maternity Pay/Care INSS

Maternity applications

In special circumstances

Complimentary benefits

Please note: The information provided is based upon our understanding of current legislation. It is not legal advice but is provided freely to enable you to be properly informed. We recommend that if you are considering taking action, you should seek professional advice.

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