Execution deadline in working days
Individual person
Receiving restrictions

Paternity benefit shall be paid to the employee or self-employed person in the following cases:
• to the child's father for 10 calendar days' leave granted in relation to the child's birth. This leave must be used until the child is six months old;
• one of the parents who have adopted a child under out-of-family care up to 18 years of age and to whom the employer has granted 10 calendar days' leave due to adoption of the child.

Process description

  1. Service requests
    The allowance must be claimed within 6 months of the first day of leave granted in connection with the birth or adoption of the child.

    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.

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

    The self-employed person must indicate in the application the period during which the leave has been used due to the birth or adoption of the child.

  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.