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Serbia - Maternity protection - 2011


July 2012


Employed women
Labor Law §92


General total duration

An employed woman is entitled to leave for pregnancy and childbirth, as well as leave for child care, the total duration of 365days.

She may start her maternity leave pursuant to advice of a competent medical authority 45 days before the delivery term at the earliest and 28 days at the latest.

Maternity leave shall last until three months after the childbirth.

An employed woman, upon expiry of maternity leave, is entitled to leave for childcare to expiry of 365 days after the outset of the maternity leave.

Labor Law §94
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Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 365 days (first and second child), 2 years (for third and each successive child)
  • 2004: Three hundred and sixty-five days (former 'Serbia and Montenegro')
  • 1998: n.a.
  • 1994: n.a.


Maternity benefit: 100% of earnings are paid for at least 6 months of continuous coverage; 60% for more than 3 but less than 6 months; 30% for less than 3 months. The benefit is paid monthly.

Earnings in the last 12 months before the maternity leave period began are used to calculate benefits, up to 5 times the national monthly average wage.

The national monthly average wage is 46,457 dinars (March 2010).

The minimum benefit is the monthly minimum wage.

For a self-employed person, the benefit is the average covered income in the last 3 months.

The leave period for the first and second child begins 28 days before the expected date of childbirth and is paid for 365 days. The leave period for the third and each successive child is paid for 2 years.

Maternity grant: The amount of the grant is determined by the Republic Health Insurance Fund.
Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Europe, 2010, Serbia

Financing of benefits

Social security
Serbia, Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Europe, 2008, ISSA

Results generated on: 06th December 2022 at 21:53:40.
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