For claiming the benefit an insured woman should
have paid contribution for at least 70 days in
two consecutive contribution periods i.e. in one
Benefit: The benefit
is normally payable for 12 weeks which can be
further extended upto one month on medical grounds.
Rate: Double the Standard
Benefit rate, i.e. equal to full wages. …
Claim procedure: An
Insured woman claiming Maternity Benefit during
the employment is to submit following documents
either personally or by post-
a) Notice of pregnancy to be submitted by the
Insured Woman to the Branch Office (Form 19).
b) A certificate of pregnancy (Form 20) issued
by the designated IMO/IMP.
c) A certificate of expected confinement (Form-21)
issued by an authorized doctor.
d) A benefit claim in Form-22 duly completed.
e) In addition to above, she has also to submit
a certificate of confinement in Form-23 within
30 days of date of confinement.
In case of claiming payment after confinement
insured women has to submit a certificate in Form-23
alongwith the claim form in Form-22.
In case of miscarriage she has to submit a certificate
of miscarriage along with claim in Form 22. Certificate
of miscarriage has to be submitted within 30 days.
Insured Woman can draw Maternity Benefit on weekly
basis. At the time of final payment she should
submit Form-28A duly completed by her employer
which will be issued by the Branch Office Manager.