If a child is stillborn or dies at birth or soon thereafter, the birthing parent can get pregnancy allowance and parental allowance for a consecutive period of 105 working days. One prerequisite for entitlement to the benefit is that the pregnancy had lasted at least 154 days (22 weeks of pregnancy).
The entitlement of the child’s other parent to parental allowance can start from the date of death of the child. The other parent can receive parental allowance for a total of 25 days (date of death + 24 working days).
If a child dies later but under the age of 2, both parents can get parental allowance. You can get parental allowance for 24 working days from the day following the death of the child, if there are a sufficient number of days of parental allowance left.
The parents can take out all 24 parental allowance days at the same time, even if they have already used all the days that they are otherwise allowed to take out at the same time.
The parent must stay off work in order to receive parental allowance.