Biological maternity. What are the requirements that need to be met by the other parent in order to take part of the leave period following the birth?
- They must meet the general requirements established and the mother must be affiliated to the Social Security system.
- Additionally, at the start of the period of leave, the mother has to decide whether the other parent can take a certain and uninterrupted part of the leave following the birth, either at the same time as her own leave or following this, and whether they can continue taking the leave even though, on the date the mother was incorporated, she was in a state of temporary disability. The mother may revoke this decision in writing by contacting the INSS , if events occur that make the application of said option non-viable, such as the father's absence, if the father suffers an illness or accident or leaves the family, if they separate or other similar circumstances.
- The benefit will be awarded on an individual basis in accordance with the corresponding sum.