If a mother’s pregnancy is interrupted, she may be entitled to maternity benefits. The interruption has to have occurred after the 19th week of pregnancy. Barring exceptions, the benefit period ends at most 18 weeks after the interruption of pregnancy.
The table below indicates the maximum number of maternity benefit weeks and percentage of average weekly earnings the mother may be entitled to, depending on the plan chosen.
|Type of Benefits||Basic Plan||Special Plan|
|Maximum number of benefit weeks||Percentage of average weekly income||Maximum number of benefit weeks||Percentage of average weekly income|
(exclusively for the mother)
|18||70 %||15||75 %|
Last update: 2009-06-11