Maternity Leave Benefits (MLB) insurance is a maternity protection scheme that grants working women (mothers) their full (100%) remuneration while on a 12 week maternity leave.
All workers are governed by labour law, general statutes for public service or special statutes.
If an employee has more than one employer, each remits contributions.
The employer shall pay 12 weeks’ wages. At end of period, the employer requests RSSB reimbursement for the last 6 weeks of maternity leave.
The request for reimbursement form shall be filled by the employer and accompanied by:
Application for maternity leave benefits form signed by the woman who delivered;
A copy of identity card/passport of the insured woman;
A document from the employer stating that the woman was on maternity leave;
Detailed pay slips related to the maternity leave period signed by both employee and employer and stamped;
An original copy of the medical certificate of delivery; When necessary:
A medical certificate justifying the extension of leave;
A guardianship certificate. When to submit the request for benefits reimbursement
Within 6 months from beginning of maternity leave.
Reimbursement Deadline Within 30 days from reception date of reimbursement request. .
Calculated based on last woman’s salary during maternity leave to which the contribution was subscribed.