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Applying for maintenance allowance

Maintenance allowance can be applied for by a parent who is raising child alone, if he or she has brought an action against the other parent to claim the maintenance and if there is one of the following: 

  • a court’s ruling on proposal to pay in the case of processing a claim for alimony under expedited procedure;
  • a ruling securing a claim, for which an application or securing a claim was submitted to the court regarding fulfilling a financial support obligation.

In order to receive maintenance allowance, you must submit to the Estonian National Social Insurance Board an application within 30 days as of the date of making the ruling on proposal for payment or the ruling on securing an action. Maintenance allowance shall be paid for up to 90 days as of the date of making the ruling on proposal for payment or the ruling on securing an action. Maintenance allowance shall be paid, if no maintenance allowance has been paid earlier to the applicant's child for the benefit of whom the parent is applying for maintenance allowance. The daily rate of maintenance allowance shall be one third of the child allowance rate.

info@sotsiaalkindlustusamet.ee or call Social Insurance Board (+372) 612 1360, on weekdays from 9:00 till 17:00, 9:00-13:00 on the last Friday of every month.

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Last modified 25. July 2017