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Child and family benefits rates

The table below shows the rates for most family allowances

 

Allowance

Amount €

Specification

Family allowances (Payment on the 8th day of each month for the same month)

Childbirth allowance for every child 320 One-time allowance
Childbirth allowance for twins (each child) 320
Childbirth allowance for triplets, quadruplets etc (each child) 1000
Adoption allowance 320 One-time allowance
Child allowance for first and second child 60
 
Monthly support until the child reaches the age of 16 (or the age of 19 if a student)
(In 2018 it was 55 euros)
Child allowance for third and more children 100
Child care allowance until the child reaches the age of 3 years 38,36 Monthly support, but is not payd on the same time with the parental benefit. Payments will begin after the end of the parental benefit.
Child care allowance for children between 3-8 years, if there is in addition one child up to 3 years 19,18
Child care allowance for children between 3-8 yearsif there is at least 3 children in a family whe become child allowance 19,18
Single parent child allowance 19,18 Monthly support until the child reaches the age of 16 (or the age of 19 if a student)
Conscript’s child allowance 

300
 

Monthly support for a period when parent is attending military service or alternative service.
(In 2018 it was 50 euros)
Guardianship allowance 240 Monthly support until the child reaches the age of 18 (or the age of 19 if a student)
Allowance for multiple birth of three or more children 1000 Monthly support until the child reaches the age of 18-months
Allowance for a family with many children, if there are 3-6 children in a family 300 Monthly support, if there are 3-6 children in a family who become child allowance.
Allowance for a family with many children, if there are 7 and more children in a falimy 400

Monthly support, if there are 7 and more children in a family who become child allowance.


Parental benefit (payment on the 8th day of each month for the previous month)
Minimum and maximum rates in the table.

The minimum rate of the Parental benefit 500
 
Monthly compensation for 435 days starting from the day following the end of the maternity leave or until the child reaches the age of 18 months.
The minimum rate is paid if in there was no income on the calendar year preceding the year when the right to parental benefit appears.
(In 2018 it was 470 euros)
Parental benefit in the minimum salary rate 540
 
Monthly compensation for 435 days starting from the day following the end of the maternity leave or until the child reaches the age of 18 months.
The minimum salery rate is paid if in the income (on the calendar year preceding the year when the right to parental benefit appears) was equal with the minimum salary rate or smaller.
(In 2018 it was 500 euros)
The maximum rate of the Parental benefit 
(three times the average Estonian salary from the previous year)
3319,80 Monthly compensation for 435 days starting from the day following the end of the maternity leave or until the child reaches the age of 18 months.
The maximum rate is paid if in the income (on the calendar year preceding the year when the right to parental benefit appears) was equal with the maximum rate or bigger.
2018 it was 3089,55 €.
If you continue to work and earn income while receiving parental benefit then in case if your income is less than half of the maximum amount of benefit, the amount of parental benefit paid to you shall not be reduced.

1659,90

If you continue to work and earn income while receiving parental benefit then in case if your income is less than half of the maximum amount of benefit, the amount of parental benefit paid to you shall not be reduced.
(In 2018 it was 1544.78 euros)

 

Social benefits for people with disabilities relating to children and families
(Payment on the 5th day of each month for the previous month)

Child support for an average disabled child

69,04 Monthly support, for the same period when the child allowance is payd
Support for a child with severe and profound disabilities 80,55

Disabled parent's allowance

19,18

Other allowances
(Maintenance Allowance during the Legal Proceedings is payd out on the 8th day of each month  and Maintenance Allowance during the Execution Proceedings is payd out on the 10th day of each month)

Maintenance allowance (maximum amount in a month) 100

Payment will be made during the trial for a maximum of 150 days and / or during the enforcement proceedings until the child reaches the age of 18 or, in the case of study, until the age of 21 years.

One day rate for additional Child leave 25,61

 

Additional child leave can be taken depending on the age of the child 3-6 days.
(In 2018 it was 23,62 euros)

The basis for the various calculations

Minimum monthly salary 540
 
in a month (2019)
Tax-free income 0-500 in a month

Supplementary contributions to the mandatory funded pension

44,26 The monthly contribution to the compulsory funded pension account until the child reaches the age of 3 years. On a monthly basis, 4% of the Estonian one-month income taxable on the average social tax.
(In 2018 it was € 41.19 per month.)