Paid by Social Security, the Maternity Aid is a benefit granted to mothers during the period of withdrawal after the birth or adoption of a child. Known to most women, this right has just undergone some changes.
To get you up to speed on all the news on this fundamental issue for moms, the People’s Grain Blog went after all the benefit changes. Check it out:
New rule makes it easier to receive the Maternity Aid
According to the new rules for receipt, when the father or mother goes to the registry office to register the newborn, the information will be passed on to the INSS and, automatically, the benefit will be released.
The novelty will avoid bureaucracy and delay the granting of such important help for the first months with the baby, with the notary acting as an arm of the INSS.
Although it is known to contemplate those who work with a signed card, the maternity allowance also benefits unemployed insured women, as well as self-employed women who contribute to Social Security, including individual micro-entrepreneurs (MEIs).
According to the INSS, those who are not working are entitled to maternity pay as long as the birth or adoption has occurred within the period of maintaining the quality of insured. The benefit this person will receive results from the average of his/her last 12 contributions, and the amount cannot exceed the INSS ceiling (R$ 5,645).
Learn how to apply for Maternity Aid
Despite the automatic release, the scheduling of the maternity aid is normally taking place, in the same way, through the My INSS. Or the phone 135.
When entering the service centre, the mother-to-be must click on the ‘Maternity Wage’ button, and fill in the data in the available fields.
The INSS systems then perform an instant search to identify whether the benefit can already be granted automatically, i.e. without the need to go to an agency.
If the message appears that automatic granting is not possible, the insured must accompany the application, directly by the My INSSand wait for the INSS to make the adjustment of the cadastral data so that, then, the benefit can be granted. The maximum period for making these adjustments is up to 30 days.
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