Maternity Benefit is payable to an Insured Woman in the
following cases subject to contributory conditions:-
Confinement-payable for a period of 12 weeks (84 days) on production of
Form 21 and 23.
Miscarriage or Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP)-payable for 6 weeks
(42 days) from the date following miscarriage-on the basis of Form 20 and
Sickness arising out of Pregnancy, Confinement, Premature birth-payable
for a period not exceeding one month-on the basis of Forms 8, 10 and 9.
In the event of the death of the Insured Woman during
confinement leaving behind a child, Maternity Benefit is payable to her
nominee on production of Form 24 (B).
Maternity benefit rate is double the Standard Benefit
Rate, or roughly equal to the average daily wage.