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Birth grant

A fund member who has been working during the last twelve months before the birth of a baby and has a valid employment contract at the beginning of the maternity leave has a right to receive a grant. The grant is dependent on what the employer has paid into the fund for the last 12 months. If he has paid 25.112 kr. or more the grant is 240.000 kr. before tax.

The grant doubles in case of a multiple birth. The same rules apply in the case of adoption of children younger than 5 years of age. Half a grant is paid in the case of a miscarriage after 18 weeks of pregnancy and stillbirth. The grant has to be applied for within 18 months from birth.