Short Term: Maternity Grant

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HOW TO QUALIFY

YOU MUST
1. Be an insured woman
2. Have been confined
3. Have 50 paid contributions
4. Have 25 paid contributions in the 50 weeks before confinement
5. Or | Be an insured man
6. Have 50 paid contributions
7. Have 25 paid contributions in the 50 weeks before spouse’s confinement
8. WIFE, (married or common-law) has been confined
9. WIFE does not qualify for the benefit
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
1. The insured woman must have claimed Maternity Benefit on the prescribed form (MB1)
2. A male claimant (insured man) must make claim on the prescribed form (MB5)
3. MB5 must be fully completed and signed by the insured contributor
4. Must present Birth Certificate or certificate of registration of birth of child, showing claimant as the father
5. Employer must declare claimant’s employment status. Record the salary or wages (SM2/MB form)of the insured man 50 weeks before confinement
6. Submit claim within 3 months after date of confinement
7. If claim is not submitted within 3 months after date of birth, a good reason must be given by the insured person and recorded on the MB5

FORM: Click to download the form: MB5 Maternity Claim SM2/MB Salaries Record

RATE AND PAYMENT OF BENEFIT

$300 per child

 

 

 

 

 

 

One-time payment

 

 

 

 

 

 

January-December

Can receive only one grant per calendar year.