Maternity grant

You can choose between a maternity package and a tax-free cash benefit of €140.

You can claim the maternity grant after 154 days of pregnancy (about 5 months). You must visit a doctor or a maternity and child welfare clinic for a health check before the 5th month of pregnancy. You will get a certificate of pregnancy which must be submitted with the claim for maternity grant.

The maternity grant can be awarded to persons who are permanently resident in Finland. If you have moved from another EU or EEA country or from Switzerland to Finland in order to work here or if you are a family member of a person who has moved to Finland in order to work here, you are also entitled to the maternity grant. In such a case, you must also be covered by the Finnish social security system.

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Last modified 29/12/2016
Updated 13/06/2016