Policy Document

Law 166/2012 amending certain laws governing social assistance benefits

Year

2013

Country

Romania

Topic

Family & Children

Subtopic

Leave Schemes for Parents

Main implications

The law increased benefits from 75 to 85 % of the salary. The limitation of the benefits to the first three births is eliminated and benefits are extended to all live births.

Benefits & Requirements

Coverage: Eligible groups or beneficiaries

Persons who paid income tax

Target group

Mothers-And-Fathers

Who is entitled to opt for parental leave according to this document?

Both parents.

Months of parental leave guaranteed by the State, stipulated by this document

24

Calculation of financial support

Two possibilities: a) 12 months paid leave (plus a possibility to choose another 12 months but of unpaid leave) and 85% of the monthly salary (calculated as the average salary for the last 12 months) between a minimum of 600 RON and a maximum of 3400 RON. b) 24 months paid leave and 85% of the monthly salary (calculated as the average salary for the last 12 months), between a minimum of 600 RON and a maximum of 1200 RON.

Does this document guarantee job security after parental leave?

Yes

Does this document contain specific entitlements for parental leave after adoption?

Yes

Read the Law

Original full text source in native language

Monitorul Oficial nr.699/11.10.2012

Full text web source in English

http://www.ilo.org/dyn/travail/docs/1535/OUG%20111.pdf

Original full text web source in native language

http://www.cdep.ro/pls/legis/legis_pck.htp_act

Comments & Clarifications

Return to work stimulus is only for type a) leave – 500 RON per month until the child is two. Multiple births: an extra 600 RON per month for every child. If the child has disabilities, the leave is 36 months and type a) benefits.

Author

Cornelia Muresan, Paul-Teodor Haragus & Adina Rebeleanu
Babes-Bolyai University

Data collected in the framework of the Population Europe Research Finder and Archive (PERFAR)

Cite as

SPLASH-db.eu (2014): Policy: "Law 166/2012 amending certain laws governing social assistance benefits" (Information provided by Cornelia Muresan, Paul-Teodor Haragus & Adina Rebeleanu). Available at: https://splash-db.eu [Date of access].