# How To Calculate Childcare Allowance Up To 1.5 Years

## Video: How To Calculate Childcare Allowance Up To 1.5 Years

While on parental leave, a woman is entitled to a monthly allowance, which is paid by the employer until the baby reaches the age of 1.5 years. The benefit is accrued according to the rules established by the Federal Law "On Compulsory Social Insurance in Case of Temporary Disability and in Connection with Maternity" No. 255-FZ dated December 29, 2006.

## It is necessary

• - Application for the provision of parental leave for a child under 3 years old;
• - application for the appointment and payment of a monthly allowance;
• - a certificate from the father's place of work that he does not receive benefits;
• - a copy of the child's birth certificate.

## Instructions

### Step 1

To process payments, a young mother will need to provide the following documents to the accounting department of the organization in which she works:

- Application for the provision of parental leave for a child under 3 years old;

- application for the appointment and payment of a monthly allowance;

- a certificate from the father's place of work stating that he does not receive benefits;

- a copy of the child's birth certificate.

### Step 2

Since 2011, the procedure for calculating benefits has changed: its amount is calculated based on the average salary of an employee for the last 2 years, whereas previously 12 months before the onset of maternity leave were taken into account. In 2012, a woman has the right to choose how she will receive benefits: according to the old rules or according to the new ones. If the previous calculation procedure is beneficial for her, she must write about this in the application for the appointment of benefits.

### Step 3

To calculate the childcare allowance for a child under 1, 5 years old in a new way, first determine the total amount of the employee's salary for the last 24 months. Please note that the maximum annual income for the payment of benefits in 2010 is 415,000 rubles, and from 2011 - 463,000 rubles.

### Step 4

Then calculate your average daily earnings by dividing your total earnings by 730 days. Next, determine the average monthly salary: multiply the resulting value by 30, 4 - the average number of days in a month, established by law №255-FZ. To calculate the woman's benefit, multiply the average monthly earnings by 40%, or 0.4.

### Step 5

If an employee chose the old method of calculating childcare benefits for a child under 1, 5 years old, determine the average daily earnings by dividing the amount of income for 12 months before the maternity leave by the number of calendar days for which the salary is accrued. At the same time, exclude from the billing period the days when the woman did not perform labor duties due to temporary disability, vacation at her own expense, time off, etc.

### Step 6

Keep in mind that for any option for calculating the allowance for caring for a child under 1, 5 years of age, its minimum amount cannot be less than 2326 rubles at the birth of the first child, and for the second and subsequent ones - at least 4652 rubles. The maximum allowance in 2012 is set at 14,625 rubles, but you can get it when applying the new method of calculation.