Lithuania's regulation that sets a ceiling on the amount of maternity/paternity pay does not run counter to the Constitution, the Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday.
© Vida Press

The Constitutional Court was asked by a Vilnius court to look at a provision in the Law on Sickness and Maternity Social Insurance that limits the maximum compensatory salary based on which the amount of a maternity payment is calculated to 3.2 times the current year's insured income, which currently amounts to 1,523.2 euros.

Under Lithuania's state social insurance model, contributions to the state social insurance fund Sodra are used for payments to current benefit recipients, rather than to future recipients. Some of the current recipients have not paid enough taxes to cover the payments made to them, the Constitutional Court said.

The ceiling on benefits helps ensure at least the minimum amount of maternity/paternity pay to the lowest income earners, it said.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Įvertink šį straipnį
Norėdami tobulėti, suteikiame jums galimybę įvertinti skaitomą DELFI turinį.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(0 žmonių įvertino)
0
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Smaller Seimas would easier succumb to control by large agribusinesses - MP Armonaitė

Aušrinė Armonaitė , Member of the Seimas, claims that the initiative of the Government to reduce...

Lithuania to hold referendum to cut size of parliament

The Lithuanian parliament decided on Feb 14 to hold a referendum to cut size of the country's...

Ruling party and PM seek to undermine authority of the president

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis was surprised by President Dalia Grybauskaitė 's decision not to...

President rejects environment minister candidate, PM lashes out (1)

The Lithuanian president rejected on Wednesday the candidacy of Irma Gudžiūnaitė for the...

Nausėda calls for "new political culture", less confrontation

Lithuania's presidential candidate Gitanas Nausėda introduced his electoral campaign team and...