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How to report changes that affect maternity, paternity or parental allowances – due date before 4 September 2022

The information on this page applies to your family if:

  • the estimated due date of your baby was before 4 September 2022
  • you adopted a child and the child was placed in your care on or before 30 July 2022.

Maternity allowance, special maternity allowance and parental allowance can no longer be applied for. Paternity allowance can still be applied for.

Click here for further information on daily allowances for parents when the estimated due date of the baby was on or after 4 September 2022.

If you get paternity or parental allowance, tell Kela about the following:

  • you are in paid employment on regular working days (Monday to Saturday). Check the information about each specific benefit as to whether you are permitted to work while receiving paternity or parental allowance
  • you move abroad as a family
  • a child of yours moves abroad

Report changes online. To log in to Kela's e-service, use your online banking user ID and password or a mobile certificate. You can also call the customer service number for families with children.

Which changes need not be reported?

  • If you work on Sundays or other holidays
  • If you are paid holiday bonus or holiday pay during paternity or parental leave.

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Last modified 22/4/2021

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