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Continuation of the Payment of Parental Benefits

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posted on 2023-11-06, 21:18 authored by Mary DalyMary Daly, Sunwoo RyuSunwoo Ryu, Ertugrul PolatErtugrul Polat
The continuation of the payment of parental benefits (vecāku pabalsta izmaksas turpinājums) was made

History

Country

Latvia

Policy Area

Additional income support for families with children

Measure

Cash transfer

Eligibility

An employed/self-employed person whose childcare benefit for a child aged below 1.5 expired during the state of emergency, who could not return to work due to the emergency, who did not receive the furlough allowance, and who did not lose the status of employment/self-employment

Type

Cash (social insurance)

Start / Announced Date

02/04/2020 (retroactively from 12/03/2020)

End Date

09/06/2020 (and then 09/11/2020 until 07/04/2021)

Amount

Equal to the amount of the previously granted parental benefit but not more than €700 per month; generally, 60% of the recipient's average insurance contribution wage until the child's first birthday and then 43.75% of the recipient's average insurance contribution wage until the child became 1.5 years old

Total Cost

N/A

Recipients

Parents

Route to the child

Indirect

Sources

Kļave, E., Rajevska, F. And Rajevska, O. (2021) ESPN thematic report: social protection and inclusion policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis - Latvia. Available at: https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?pager.offset=15&advSearchKey= ESPN_covid2021&mode=advancedSubmit&catId=22&policyArea=0&policyAreaSub=0&country=0&year=0 Dārziņa, L. (2020) 'Kā turpinās maksāt vecāku pabalstu ārkārtējā situācijā', LV portāls, 5 April. Available at: https://web.archive.org/web/20230208204908/https://lvportals.lv/skaidrojumi/314915-ka-turpinas-maksat-vecaku-pabalstu-arkarteja-situacija-2020

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