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Maternity insurance ‘provides protection and security’

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As stipulated by the Jordan Labor Law, during maternity leave, insured women are paid an amount equal to that of the last wage registered with the Social Security Corporation. (File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — On Saturday, the Social Security Corporation (SSC) said that in 2021, the number of women who benefited from maternity insurance, which cost about JD12.3 million, amounted to 109,000, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

The SSC said that during maternity leave, which last for seven weeks, insured women are paid an amount equal to that of the last wage registered with the SSC, as stipulated in the Jordanian Labor Law.

The amount is paid upon the issuance of the child’s birth certificate to women working in the private sector who has subscribed to the SSC  provided for a period of not less than six continuous months. Women will be also paid in case of the death of the baby, upon provision of the birth certificate of said child.

The statement said that maternity insurance is in line with the SSC’s keenness to provide protection and security to insured women working in the private sector, which encourages employers to hire married or pregnant women.

It also reflects the corporation’s appreciation of the importance of women participation in the labor market, according to the SSC, which also said that its actions provide guarantee for women and employers in a bid to build a work relationship in which the rights of each party are respected, empower women economically and socially, and help reduce unemployment rates among women.

The monthly subscription for maternity insurance amounts to 0.75 percent of the employees’ wages, a sum which must be paid by the institution they work for, according to the SSC, which said that maternity insurance applies to all insured women, except for those who subscribe voluntarily or for workers in government departments and official or public institutions.

The SSC said that insured women who are entitled to maternity leave may ask for it through the corporation official website or through a mobile application.

Insured women are entitled to six months of free-of-charge care for their children in preschools affiliated with the institutions they work for, or at home, according to the statement.

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