Calculation formulas for maternity, paternity and parental allowances

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The information on this page applies to your family if:

  • the estimated due date of your baby is before 4 September 2022
  • you are adopting and the child will be placed in your care on or before 30 July 2022.

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

Maternity, special maternity, paternity and parental allowances are calculated based on your annual income and using the same calculation formula. They are paid for working days. Working days are Monday to Saturday, with the exception of official holidays.

You can estimate the amount of parental allowances by using the calculator. Any additional amounts by which the allowance may be increased are built into the calculator.

Annual income (€) Calculation formula for the allowance (€ per working day)
Maternity, paternity and parental allowances based on annual income
up to 12 717 29.67 e
12 718 - 40 106 0.7 x annual income : 300
40 107 - 61 705 93,58 + 0.40 x (annual income - 40 106) : 300
over 61 705 122,38 + 0.25 x (annual income - 61 705) : 300
Annual income (€) Calculation formula for the allowance (€ per working day)
Maternity allowance based on annual income payable for the first 56 working days
up to 9 891 minimum rate
9 892  - 61 705 0.9 x annual income : 300
over 61 705 185,11 + 0.325 x (annual income - 61 705) : 300