Currently, a law is being processed in Congress that seeks to extend the Emergency Postnatal retroactively, since the benefit had a maximum duration until last September. Now, if the rule is approved, it will last until December 30, 2022 and can be taken by those who have completed their postnatal leave since last October 1, or those who had to interrupt it in the previous period.
A In mid-2021, the former administration of Sebastián Piñera enacted the benefit of the Emergency Postnatal Permit (PPE), which will now seek its extension in the Senate, in its second constitutional process.
< p>This aid, under the government of Gabriel Boric, was extended until September 30 and is being processed for an extended duration until December 31.
This is a special permit that allows the father or mother to take time off work to care for a newborn child, under certain requirements.
What is the extension of the Emergency Postnatal Service
The Emergency Postnatal, also called parental preventive medical leave, had a maximum duration until September 30, and now in Congress its extension is sought until December 31 of this 2022.
Specifically, it is a benefit that allows workers to be absent from work for up to 60 days to facilitate the care of their children, in order to protect their health.
If the new law is approved , who completed the parental postnatal permit between October 1 and December 30 of this year, may extend it retroactively for the aforementioned period, or what they did not use until completing 60 days.
If approved, who can request the benefit?
In the event that the parliamentarians approve the extension of the Emergency Postnatal Period, those who will be able to use the benefit are:
Those people who have completed the parental postnatal leave between on October 1 and December 30, 2022. It is valid for workers in the public, private and independent sectors. If the person has already returned to work, they can take the 60 days once the law is published. In case of having accessed the Emergency Postnatal Permit and not having made use of the 60 days, if the rule is approved, the father or mother will be able to complete the remaining days.
Whoever makes use of the Permit, you must communicate your decision in writing to the employer by email or certified letter.
It is worth noting that during the extension of the Emergency Postnatal Permit, the worker will enjoy a subsidy, which will be the same amount as that received for parental postnatal leave.