Average waiting times for initial maternity benefits, by Provincial Offices
The maternity benefit is equivalent to 100% of the base pension.
The management and granting of entitlement to a maternity benefit corresponds to the National Social Security Institute (INSS), except for workers included in the scope of application of the special scheme for seafarers, when it corresponds to the Social Marine Institute (ISM), which will pay the benefit, with no management collaboration by companies.
However, from the moment a request for maternity benefit is filed by a worker who is affiliated, registered or in a situation assimilated to inscription which covers all the regulatory requirements, until the beneficiary can access the benefit in their bank account, various phases can be distinguished, expressed in natural days:
FIRST PHASE: Recognition of the benefit by the INSS Provincial Directorates.
SECOND PHASE: Audit of salary and validation of accounting documents by the INSS Provincial Auditing Areas.
THIRD PHASE: Order of payment of salary by the TGSS Provincial Directorates.
FOURTH PHASE: Bank transfer.
The sum of natural days in the fourth phase shall be the TOTAL AVERAGE TIME OF THE MATERNITY BENEFIT PROCEDURE UNTIL THE MOMENT OF PAYMENT.