Risk During Pregnancy Procedure

Below are details of the general procedure

What is "risk during pregnancy"?

This is when a female worker who has had her contract suspended due to risk during pregnancy, needs to change to a job that is compatible with her condition, since her current job has a negative influence on her health or that of her child, and this change is not possible or cannot be required for justifiable reasons.

What formalities are necessary?

The worker must notify the managing Body or the Mutual Society Partnering with Social Security  of the suspension of the contract or activity due to risk during pregnancy, appending:

  • A report from the Public Health Service doctor who is attending to her.
  • A statement from her employer or from the self-employed worker herself detailing her job and activities, the conditions of the post, its category, the specific risk ...

The medical services of the managing Body or Mutual Society will issue a medical certificate certifying that the job conditions have a negative effect on the health of the worker or the foetus.

The worker should submit the application on the official form, together with the following documents:

  • Declaration from the company stating that there is no other post available that is compatible with the worker's condition.
  • The documentation needed to prove identity and the circumstances determining the right .

Where is it processed?

The application and documentation required must be submitted to any of the centres of the managing Body (INSS or ISM), or  the Mutual Society Partnering with Social Security.

The Provincial Director of the managing Body (INSS or ISM) of the province where the worker lives, will issue and notify the resolution within 30 days.

When does the benefit start?

Female workers employed by another person: the entitlement begins on the day that the employment contract is suspended due to risk during pregnancy.

Self-employed workers: the day after the certificate was issued by the medical services of the managing Body or Mutual Society.

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