What happens if my baby is stillborn?

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If you have a stillbirth any time after the 24th week of pregnancy, you are entitled to 26 weeks maternity leave. You may also be entitled to 26 weeks paid Maternity Benefit provided you satisfy the social insurance (PRSI) requirements. In addition to a completed Maternity Benefit application form, you should enclose written confirmation from your doctor of your PPS number, your original due date, the date your baby was stillborn and the number of weeks gestation.
Last modified:02/09/2016

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