Upon confinement, $500.00 in respect of each child is payable to:
- An insured woman
- The Uninsured spouse of an insured man
To qualify for the grant the insured woman or her spouse (as the case may be), must satisfy the following conditions:
- The Claimant must present a Certificate of Confinement stating the date of confinement.
- A Maternity Grant Application form must be duly completed by the Claimant.
- The Claimant must have paid contributions for at least 26 weeks in the last 52 weeks immediately preceding date of confinement.
Where the Claimant has insufficient Contributions to qualify for a Maternity Grant, the combined contributions of the husband and wife, or spouses living in association for a period of not less than 3 years may be used to meet the required number of Contributions.
Please note that all Claims for Maternity Grant must be submitted to the DSS within 15 days from the date of Confinement. In the absence of a claim for Maternity Benefit, the Employer Certificate (found on the reverse side of the Confinement Certificate) must be duly completed by the employer before the claim is submitted. Please note that the Maternity Grant is not payable after 12 months have elapsed and—where the claimant owes the hospital—the Maternity Grant is used to pay the outstanding debt and the difference, if any, is paid to the claimant.