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Emergency Allowance for Parents of Children with Special Needs

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posted on 2023-11-06, 21:19 authored by Mary DalyMary Daly, Sunwoo RyuSunwoo Ryu, Ertugrul PolatErtugrul Polat
An emergency allowance for parents of children with special needs (erivajadusega lapse vanema erakorraline toetus) was introduced to allow people to take time off from work to care for their children

History

Country

Estonia

Policy Area

Parental leave

Measure

Paid parental leave

Eligibility

Parents who had children with severe or profound disability, moderate disability with an accompanying condition, or educational special needs, who were unable to work to care for children, who were officially on unpaid leave, and who were unable to receive any other forms of pandemic-related financial support or national replacement income (e.g. parental benefit)

Type

Cash (social insurance)

Start / Announced Date

12/03/2020

End Date

31/05/2020

Amount

70% of the previous year's salary per calendar day with a floor of EUR 18 per day (around EUR 540 per month, which is national minimum wage per month) and a ceiling of EUR 35 per day (around EUR 1,050 per month)

Total Cost

N/A

Recipients

Parents

Route to the child

Indirect

Sources

Eurofound (2020) Allowance for parents of children with special needs, case EE-2020-11/1250 (measures in Estonia), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin. Available at: http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch Pall, K. (2020) ‘Estonia country note,’ in Koslowski, A., Blum, S., Dobrotić, I., Kaufman, G., and Moss, P. (eds.) International Review of Leave Policies and Research 2020. Available at: http://www.leavenetwork.org/lp_and_r_reports/

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