Execution deadline in working days
Individual person
Receiving restrictions

The maternity allowance shall be paid for the whole period of maternity leave to a woman who:
• being a worker or self-employed at the beginning of maternity leave;
• has been removed from employment or has lost self-employed status, not earlier than 60 days prior to maternity leave;
• has been released from work due to the liquidation of an undertaking not earlier than 210 days prior to maternity leave.

The first part of the allowance shall be paid for 56 or 70 days of maternity leave if the future mother has entered the medical records by 12 weeks of pregnancy. The second part of the allowance for the 56 or 70 calendar days of maternity leave shall be paid after the birth of the child.

Process description

  1. Service requests
    The allowance must be claimed within 6 months from the first day of maternity leave.
    In order to claim the benefit, a specific form of application addressed to the SAA must be completed.

    May submit a submission:
    • on the portal;
    • on-site (if requested for service, a personal identification document (passport or ID card) must be produced);
    • electronically (the application must be signed with a secure electronic signature containing the time stamp);
    • by post;
    • through the competent foreign authority.

    The e-supply to the portal may only be submitted if the sick-leave page B is registered in the electronically integrated electronic information system of the health sector.

    An application may be submitted in person to any VSAA customer service centre or to the unified customer service centres of the State and local governments.

    The submission shall indicate the preferred method of receiving the decision.

  2. Receipt of services
    A decision regarding the granting of a benefit may be received in person, by post, in the official electronic address or in the portal, in accordance with the type of receipt of the decision indicated in the application.

    The service shall be transferred to the account of the Latvian credit institution or postal settlement system (PNS) at the choice of the recipient.