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APPLYING FOR NATIONAL FAMILY ALLOWANCES AND PARENTAL BENEFITS

To apply for national family allowances and parental benefits, contact your local pension office according to the Population Register data within 6 months from the date of the birth of the child. You can apply for the parental benefit, family allowance and parental pension online HERE.

 

CONTACT

 

Tallinn and Harju County Social Insurance Board
Endla 8
Telephone: 645 7488
Opening hours:
Mon – 8.30 am to 6 pm
Tues, Wed & Thurs – 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Fri – 8.30 am to 1 pm

 

Bring:
The applicant’s identity document;
The bank account number.

 
 
 

Applying for parental benefits and family allowances
 

Married parents can register their child’s birth and name their child online. It is also possible to look at the frequency that first names are used.
 
 
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NB! Effective from 1 July 2010, the Vital Statistics Departments will not issue a birth certificate on the birth of a child; if necessary, they will issue a statement of birth.


One-time childbirth allowance from Tallinn

The one-time childbirth allowance amounts to €320 (€160 after the birth + €160 when the child is one year old.)
 
The application request can be submitted to the Tallinn Vital Statistics Department at the time of the registration of the birth or via webpage https://taotlen.tallinn.ee/.
 

Bring:
 

– The parent’s identity document;
 
– The bank account number.
 

The Tallinn City one-time childbirth allowance is granted to a parent of the child, provided that both parents were citizens of Tallinn before the child was born and at least one of the parents had lived in Tallinn for at least a year before the child was born, according to the Population Register.
 

A parent of the child can submit an application for the childbirth allowance within six months of the birth of the child. The allowance will be paid in two parts (50% of the allowance after the child is born; and 50% when the child becomes one year old) provided that the child and the parents have been citizens of Tallinn constantly since the birth of the child and until the child becomes one year old, according to the Population Register.


Benefits paid by the social insurance board

The national one-time childbirth allowance is €320.
 
 

The monthly child benefit for the first and second child is €55 a month, from the time of the birth of the child until they become 16 years old. For the third child and onwards, the benefit is €100 a month from the time of the birth of the child until they become 16 years old.
 
 

The child allowance for a single parent amounts to €19,18 a month from the birth of the time of the child until they become 16 years old. 
 

The conscript’s child allowance is €47,95 a month.
 

Parental benefit
 
Non-working parents (unemployed persons, pupils and students) who did not have an income from work in the previous calendar year will be granted the parental benefit starting from the time of the birth of the child until the child becomes 18 months old. In 2018, this benefit amounts to €470 a month. Income tax of 20% will be deducted from the parental benefit.
 
The parental benefit will be paid within 435 days from the end of the maternity leave (140 days). In 2018, the parental benefit amounts to the average amount in 2017: the minimum is €500 a month; and the maximum is €3089 a month. Income tax of 20% will be deducted from the parental benefit.
 
Fathers have the right to receive the parental benefit once their child has reached the age of 70 days.