Definition of maternity benefit in English:

maternity benefit

noun

  • A payment or other allowance made by the state or an employer to a woman during pregnancy or after childbirth.

    ‘maternity benefits represent just one way that reform addresses women's health’
    • ‘We are looking at how we can increase maternity benefit in the early months.’
    • ‘The state insurance funds provide the maternity benefits for women workers.’
    • ‘They were living on her maternity benefit.’
    • ‘They will now collect a maximum €232.40 maternity benefit per week, or about €930 per month.’
    • ‘They raised family allowances and maternity benefits.’
    • ‘New regulations have increased maternity leave from 14 weeks to 18 weeks, paid for under the state maternity benefit scheme.’
    • ‘The maximum maternity benefit a woman can be paid is €232.40 and the minimum is €135.60 per week.’
    • ‘I applied for maternity benefits in November of 2004.’
    • ‘Maternity benefits are payable up to 52 weeks.’
    • ‘The chancellor is doubling the period for which employees can claim maternity benefit from six months to a year.’
    • ‘Just one business in every six pays maternity benefits to supplement social welfare payments to employees on maternity leave.’
    • ‘This means better maternity benefits, educational opportunities and social supports for women.’
    • ‘Mothers have a statutory entitlement to 18 weeks' maternity leave and to receive state maternity benefit during this time.’