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Parenting benefit, also known as the maternal salary, is paid to one of the parents who is employed or self-employed. This benefit may be received until the child has reached the age of one or one and a half years.

Mother and father agree who the beneficiary will be.

The benefit depends on the applicant's salary from which social insurance contributions have been calculated and on the duration of receiving the selected benefit.

A woman who is not employed on the day of granting a benefit may receive a parenting benefit if she was granted a maternity benefit for that child.

Process description

  1. Service requests
    The benefit must be claimed within 6 months of the date from which the parental allowance is requested.

    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.
    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.
    Remote, personalized consultation with a VSAA specialist is available in the unified customer service centers of the state and municipalities of Olaine, Ilūkste, Višķu, Viļaka, Viesite, Rubene, Pededze, Drustu, Gaujiena, Variņa, Ērgeme, Stopiņu, Alūksne, Rundāle and Vecumnieku.

    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.