Paternity Process


The general procedure is shown below

What are paternity benefits?

These are benefits granted to workers who suspend their employment contract or stop work, during the legally established periods, due to the birth, adoption or foster care of a child.

What processes have to be carried out?

The following must be submitted:

  • The application will be made on the standard forms stipulated by the Social Security Administration.
  • Personal and specific documentation must be provided in accordance with the particular case, as stated on the application form.

Where is it processed?

The procedure for granting the entitlement begins upon the request of the interested party, by application to the Provincial Directorate of the appropriate Managing Body of the National Institute of the Social Security (INSS) or the Social Marine Institute (ISM).

  When do benefits end?

After the legally established period of leave.

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