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Birth grant

A fund member who has been working during the last six 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 amount is relative to the percentage of full-time equivalent which must be 25% minimum.

The grant amount is 170.000 kr. for children born 2010, if work is full time .

The grant amount is 220.000 kr. for children born 2011 or later, if work is full time .

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.