Submitting an application
If you meet the eligibility criteria, you may submit an application for maternity benefit to us.
To ensure you are able to fill in the online application quickly and easily, gather the following information before you start:
- Child’s due date
- Details of your health insurance
- Details of your current employment relationship
- Your tax identification number (tax ID)
- Your bank account details
Your application should also be accompanied by two documents which you can scan and send to us along with the online application:
After you have submitted the application, you can print out your documents. The online application is valid without a signature. This means you do not also need to submit your application/print-out by post.
By submitting the application, you confirm that the information you have provided is true and you understand that you must pay back any wrongfully received maternity benefit.
Click here to go to the online application
After we have checked your application, you will be sent confirmation of receipt by post as soon as possible.
As an alternative to submitting your application online, you can download the
application form (PDF / 251 KB) here. You can then complete the form, sign it and send it to us by post along with the other documents. However, please note that it takes longer to process paper applications.
Originals are destroyed
We archive the documents you submit to us (e.g. birth certificate, proof of due date) in electronic form only and destroy the originals. This means you will not receive the originals back. However, you can obtain a certified copy from us if required.