Short Term: Maternity Grant
MATERNITY GRANT (One Lump Sum)
Maternity Grant is a lump sum payment of $300.00 made upon confinement. Maternity Grant may be paid to an Insured Man if his wife does not qualify for the benefit.
Maternity Grant of $300.00 is payable per child in one calendar year.
HOW TO QUALIFY
|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|
|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|
RATE AND PAYMENT OF BENEFIT
$300 per child
Can receive only one grant per calendar year.