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ZUS questions - maternity issues


Juche 9 | 292  
13 Nov 2009 /  #1
Anyone know if the Polish ZUS people recognize a mother's wish to give birth to a child while overseas? They pay for sick leave before birth and some maternity leave after, as is well known, but what if the mother wants to spend the last two or three months in a foreign country (because, for example, she is a dual citizen)?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
13 Nov 2009 /  #2
Geez, don't quote me on this but I think that they receive a one-off payment of 1000PLN from the state. She should still be entitled to this payment.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454  
13 Nov 2009 /  #3
Anyone know if the Polish ZUS people recognize a mother's wish to give birth to a child while overseas?

Shouldn't be any problems if it's within the EU - there is a right to receive treatment in any EU country of your choosing. I can't see there being actually any issue, as long you don't fall foul of the 185/365 days rule for residence.

However, it might be a bit of a nightmare getting ZUS to pay you through the other country's institutions - although ZUS are quite good in the opposite way. What country is the person intending on going to?
OP Juche 9 | 292  
14 Nov 2009 /  #4
What country is the person intending on going to?

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this would be a non eu country on the other side of the pond. and seanus, you are referring to then one time becikowe payment,this question pertains to the monthly sick leave payments allowed under law, although you supposedly (or so we heard) need a doctors not once a month to get the money...?
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454  
14 Nov 2009 /  #5
this would be a non eu country on the other side of the pond.

Hmm. I'm not sure without delving into details, but usually it depends if Poland has signed a social security agreement with the other country or not. However, the exact details depend on what has been agreed. These things are usually geared towards long term payments - it wouldn't surprise me if there was clauses to stop people from receiving benefits on a short term basis.

ZUS themselves would be the best people to ask really - however, the dual citizen thing is a red herring because it's unrecognised under Polish law.
OP Juche 9 | 292  
14 Nov 2009 /  #6
the dual citizen thing is a red herring because it's unrecognised under Polish law.

true. but the issue is neither here nor there, what we are really after is whether they FORBID THE COLLECTION OF MATERNITY SICK LEAVE MONEY WHILE STAYING ABROAD. That's the heart of the matter. We are not looking to collect money from the other government nor are we looking to wheedle money out of ZUS as any kind of scam. We are simply trying to confirm whether we can geographically be somewhere else while we collect the money the woman would be getting anyway while sitting on her arse in Poland. But do you physically have to be in Poland to continue to get what's due? Zat my dear is the question. Good tip though, we'll try to get a straight answer out of ZUS (which is in itself a challenge)..
BB630 1 | 19  
14 Nov 2009 /  #7
I know Poland has a Social Security agreement with the U.S.

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