It is a cash benefit intended for parents, adoptive parents or foster parents that reduces their work day in order to care for a minor under their care suffering from cancer or another serious disease. The benefit is designed to offset parents' loss of income caused by the reduction of their work day, with the consequent reduction of wages, due to the need to directly, continually and permanently care for children or minors under their responsibility during hospitalisation and continued treatment of the disease.
Beneficiaries are workers employed by others or self-employed workers, regardless of sex, provided that they:
- Reduce their work day by at least 50%.
- Are affiliated and registered in any Social Security regime.
- Provide proof of the contribution period required in each case.
- Have no unpaid contributions.
When both parents, adoptive parents or foster parents are entitled to the benefit, only one of them will be allowed to receive it.
The benefit consists of a payment paid daily equivalent to 100% of the Benefits Base (BB) established for the benefit for Temporary Incapacity (IT) resulting from coverage for Work-related Injuries and Occupational Diseases or, where appropriate, Non Work-related Injuries and Non-occupational Diseases when coverage for Work-related Injuries and Occupational Diseases is not chosen, and in proportion to the reduction in the work day.