Maternity Leave


Maternity cases must be handled according to the Hungarian Labour Code.

Women in the pregnancy period or giving birth shall be entitled to 24 weeks of maternity leave. Such leave shall be scheduled to commence 4 weeks prior to the expected time of birth, if possible.
During the 24 weeks maternity leave the individual may apply for Pregnancy-Maternity benefit, in case she was insured for at least 365 days within two years prior to her application.
Insured days within EEA state members can be considered within the 365 days only if you can prove it with the form E104.

You may apply for the Maternity leave and benefit 28 days prior to the delivery, but it must start on the day of delivery the latest.