Childbirth allowance

Childbirth allowance is a single benefit paid upon the birth of a child in the amount of 320 euros. Childbirth allowance is one of many family benefits. Childbirth allowance is disbursed if it is applied for before the child turns six months old.

If you want to apply for childbirth allowance use the e-service for parental benefit and family allowances.

In the case of triplets, the allowance is 1,000 euros per child, totalling to 3,000 euros.

To receive childbirth allowance, you can also submit an application at the local client service of the Social Insurance Board.

In addition to the national childbirth allowance, also local governments pay childbirth allowances. Contact your local government for more details. The amount varies in different towns and rural municipalities.

In Tallinn can you apply for the one-time childbirth allowance in the self-service portal.

If you have any questions, call the information line of the Social Insurance Board at 16106 or (+372) 612 1360 or write an e-mail to

Last amended: 22-11-2017 00:00 | Compiled by: Social Insurance Board