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What is paternity benefit?

Similarly to maternity leave, paternity leave (otcovská dovolená) represents a legal right to be absent from work due to becoming a father in order to help taking care of a newborn child. This period off work is covered by sickness insurance (nemocenské pojištění) which is a component of the social insurance.

Paternity benefit (otcovská – dávka otcovské poporodní péče) is an allowance for fresh fathers who thus get 7 calendar days of paid holiday on the top of the agreed amount of paid weeks off in that particular calendar year. Paternity leave needs to be taken during the first 6 weeks after the child was born and in its entirety.

Am I eligible?

Yes.

This benefit is available for employed and self-employed fathers. Also foster parents, recognized adoptive parents and registered parents can apply for paternity leave.

You have to be registered as the father of the child in the birth certificate.

What amount am I entitled to?

The financial contribution during this period represents cca 70 percent of the usual income the father would get for the same period of time.

How do I apply?

You need to approach your employers and ask for the leave.

The application form can be downloaded from the official website of the Social insurance office. You fill it in and submit it to your employer. Once the paternity leave is completed, the employer will send the form to the Social insurance office.

What is paternity benefit?

Similarly to maternity leave, paternity leave (otcovská dovolená) represents a legal right to be absent from work due to becoming a father in order to help taking care of a newborn child. This period off work is covered by sickness insurance (nemocenské pojištění) which is a component of the social insurance.

Paternity benefit (otcovská – dávka otcovské poporodní péče) is an allowance for fresh fathers who thus get 7 calendar days of paid holiday on the top of the agreed amount of paid weeks off in that particular calendar year. Paternity leave needs to be taken during the first 6 weeks after the child was born and in its entirety.

Am I eligible?

Yes.

This benefit is available for employed and self-employed fathers. Also foster parents, recognized adoptive parents and registered parents can apply for paternity leave.

You have to be registered as the father of the child in the birth certificate.

What amount am I entitled to?

The financial contribution during this period represents cca 70 percent of the usual income the father would get for the same period of time.

How do I apply?

You need to approach your employers and ask for the leave.

The application form can be downloaded from the official website of the Social insurance office. You fill it in and submit it to your employer. Once the paternity leave is completed, the employer will send the form to the Social insurance office.

What is paternity benefit?

Similarly to maternity leave, paternity leave (otcovská dovolená) represents a legal right to be absent from work due to becoming a father in order to help taking care of a newborn child. This period off work is covered by sickness insurance (nemocenské pojištění) which is a component of the social insurance.

Paternity benefit (otcovská – dávka otcovské poporodní péče) is an allowance for fresh fathers who thus get 7 calendar days of paid holiday on the top of the agreed amount of paid weeks off in that particular calendar year. Paternity leave needs to be taken during the first 6 weeks after the child was born and in its entirety.

Am I eligible?

Yes.

This benefit is available for employed and self-employed fathers. Also foster parents, recognized adoptive parents and registered parents can apply for paternity leave.

You have to be registered as the father of the child in the birth certificate.

What amount am I entitled to?

The financial contribution during this period represents cca 70 percent of the usual income the father would get for the same period of time.

How do I apply?

Self-employed fathers are eligible for the paternity benefit if they have been paying their sickness insurance for at least three months before their paternity leave.

You should download the application form from the official website of the Social insurance office and – once filled in – submit or post it to the Social insurance office directly.

What is paternity benefit?

Similarly to maternity leave, paternity leave (otcovská dovolená) represents a legal right to be absent from work due to becoming a father in order to help taking care of a newborn child. This period off work is covered by sickness insurance (nemocenské pojištění) which is a component of the social insurance.

Paternity benefit (otcovská – dávka otcovské poporodní péče) is an allowance for fresh fathers who thus get 7 calendar days of paid holiday on the top of the agreed amount of paid weeks off in that particular calendar year. Paternity leave needs to be taken during the first 6 weeks after the child was born and in its entirety.

Am I eligible?

Yes.

This benefit is available for employed and self-employed fathers. Also foster parents, recognized adoptive parents and registered parents can apply for paternity leave.

You have to be registered as the father of the child in the birth certificate.

What amount am I entitled to?

The financial contribution during this period represents cca 70 percent of the usual income the father would get for the same period of time.

How do I apply?

Self-employed fathers are eligible for the paternity benefit if they have been paying their sickness insurance for at least three months before their paternity leave.

You should download the application form from the official website of the Social insurance office and – once filled in – submit or post it to the Social insurance office directly.

What is paternity benefit?

Similarly to maternity leave, paternity leave (otcovská dovolená) represents a legal right to be absent from work due to becoming a father in order to help taking care of a newborn child. This period off work is covered by sickness insurance (nemocenské pojištění) which is a component of the social insurance.

Paternity benefit (otcovská – dávka otcovské poporodní péče) is an allowance for fresh fathers who thus get 7 calendar days of paid holiday on the top of the agreed amount of paid weeks off in that particular calendar year. Paternity leave needs to be taken during the first 6 weeks after the child was born and in its entirety.

Am I eligible?

Unfortunately, no.

This benefit is available only for employed and self-employed fathers (also foster parents, recognized adoptive parents and registered parents can apply for paternity leave). You have to be registered as the father of the child in the birth certificate.

What is paternity benefit?

Similarly to maternity leave, paternity leave (otcovská dovolená) represents a legal right to be absent from work due to becoming a father in order to help taking care of a newborn child. This period off work is covered by sickness insurance (nemocenské pojištění) which is a component of the social insurance.

Paternity benefit (otcovská – dávka otcovské poporodní péče) is an allowance for fresh fathers who thus get 7 calendar days of paid holiday on the top of the agreed amount of paid weeks off in that particular calendar year. Paternity leave needs to be taken during the first 6 weeks after the child was born and in its entirety.

Am I eligible?

Unfortunately, no.

This benefit is available only for employed and self-employed fathers (also foster parents, recognized adoptive parents and registered parents can apply for paternity leave). You have to be registered as the father of the child in the birth certificate.

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