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RIGHTS UNDER INSURANCE FOR PARENTAL PROTECTION

 

PARENTAL LEAVE:

 


PARENTAL COMPENSATION


  • maternity benefit
  • paternal benefit
  • benefit for care and protection of a child
  • adoption benefit

Persons who have the right to parental leave and prior to the day of starting parental leave were insured for parental protection have the right to parental benefits.


The right is also held by persons who do not have the right to parental leave if they were insured for parental protection for at least 12 months in the 3 years prior to exercising the right to parental compensation.

 

The right to parental compensation excludes receipt of other benefits under regulations governing health insurance and insurance against unemployment, payment of contributions because of working shortened working time because of parenthood and receipt of part pay for lost income. The right to receipt of other benefits is in abeyance during this time.

 

Those entitled to parental compensation who ceased employment during the period of duration of parental leave, are covered by compulsory pension and disability insurance, compulsory health insurance and insurance against unemployment and for parental protection. The contribution of the insured person is paid by the recipient and the employer's contribution by the Republic of Slovenia.

 


 

 

RIGHT TO PART-TIME WORKING


The right to work part-time is held by one of the parents who is caring for and protecting a child up to three years of age. One of the parents who cares for and protects two children may exercise the right to part-time working up the age of six years of the younger child. One of the parents who cares for and protects a child with a severe motor handicap or moderate to severe mentally handicapped child, may extend the right until the child is 18 years of age. The aforementioned right may be extended on the basis of the opinion of a medical commission.

 

Part time working must involve at least half of working obligations (20 hours a week). The right and the method of use of the right to part-time working because of parenthood are agreed by employer and employee by contract.

 

 

 

 

RIGHT TO PAYMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONS


The right to payment of social security contributions is held by a person who files an application for exercising the right to part-time working. The employer guarantees the applicant the right to payment according to actual working duties, and the Republic of Slovenia guarantees payment of social security contributions based on full working time. The RS pays the contributions of the insuree and employer for compulsory pension and disability insurance, unemployment insurance, insurance for parental protection, health insurance and contributions for sickness and injury outside work, for the right to health services, payment of travelling costs, a funeral grant and death grant.

 

One of the parents who, on the basis of their activities, pays his or her own social security contributions for at least 20 hours weekly, and protects and cares for a child up to the age of three years, also has the right to payment of social security contributions on a proportional share of the minimum wage. One of the parents  who, on the basis of their activities, pays his or her own social security contributions for at least 20 hours weekly, and protects and cares for a child with a serious motor handicap or a moderate to severe mentally handicapped child up to the age of 18 years,  also has the aforementioned right. In this case the right is exercised on the basis of an opinion of a medical commission.

 

In the aforementioned cases, the Republic of Slovenia guarantees payment of contributions for social security to full working time. The Republic of Slovenia pays the contributions of the insuree and employer for compulsory pension and disability insurance, unemployment insurance, insurance for parental protection, health insurance and contributions for sickness and injury outside work, for the right to health services, payment of travelling costs, a funeral grant and death grant.


PAYMENT OF CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE CASE OF FOUR OR MORE CHILDREN


One of the parents who leaves the labour market because of protection and care of four or more children has the right to payment of social security contributions based on the minimum wage, until the youngest child has completed ten years of age. A person abandons the labour market if he or she ceases employment by agreed annulment or cancellation of an employment contract on their part, or if at their own request they are removed from the unemployment register.

 

Parental compensation of personal income is an individual benefit that derives from insurance for parental protection