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Benefits for Risk during Breast Feeding


Benefits for Risk during Breast Feeding

General Information


The economic benefit is intended to cover the loss of income that occurs, during a period of suspension of the work contract due to risk during breastfeeding, if the worker is required to change her job or activity for another that is compatible with her condition and this is technically or objectively impossible or cannot be required for justifiable reasons.


Workers who are in employed or self-employed under any Social Security Scheme, whose employment contract has been suspended or professional activity interrupted due to risk during breastfeeding and who fulfil the following requirements:

  • Being registered and affiliated.
  • Being up to date on their contribution payments, if responsible for paying contributions.

More information on benefits and requirements


An award equivalent to 100% of the corresponding regulating base  , which is the base for benefits given for  TD  due to professional contingencies.

When payment is made, the amounts for Social Security contributions and  withholdings for IRPFwill be deducted.


The benefit will be paid during the time needed to protect the health of the worker and/or the child and will end:

Female workers employed by another person:

  • When the child reaches the age of 9 months.
  • Upon returning to the previous job or another job compatible with the situation.
  • Termination of the employment contract for legal reasons.
  • Due to discontinuation of breast-feeding.
  • Due to death.

Self-employed workers:

  • When the child reaches the age of 9 months.
  • Upon returning to professional activity.
  • Termination in the Special Social Security Scheme.
  • Due to death.


  • Fraudulent actions in obtaining or keeping the benefit.
  • Carrying out any work after the suspension of the activity that is incompatible with her condition.


The documents needed to prove identity and the circumstances that determine the right.

Where is it processed?

The application form and the accompanying documentation should be handed in at any Social Security Attention and Information Centre of the Managing Body or, if appropriate, to the Social Security Mutual Society partner .

Competent Body:

The management and payment of the benefit is the responsibility of the Provincial Directorate of the Managing Body (INSS or ISM ), in the province where the interested party lives, or the Social Security Mutual Society partner , according to which Body covers the worker's professional risks.


The Provincial Director of the managing Entity in the province in which the interested party resides will make a direct decision and notify the interested party within 30 days.

The entitlement to the benefit expires 5 years from the day after the date of the triggering event, notwithstanding the fact that the effects came into force within the 3 months prior to the application date.

More information on deadlines

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