All about MEI - Microentrepreneur
Is MEI entitled to maternity leave?
Female entrepreneurs or female employees registered under the individual microentrepreneurs (MEI) are entitled to a number of social security benefits, including maternity wages. This is one of the excellent reasons for entrepreneurs to leave the informal sector and join the MEI.
The maternity pay is paid directly by the INSS for 120 days and it is necessary to have at least 10 months of social security contribution to be eligible for the benefit.
Differences between Employer and Employee
For the entrepreneurs: because they are their own employers, they do not need to take official maternity leave. In addition, they must continue to contribute to the DAS-MEI throughout the period, stating that they have the active benefit, since this excludes the social security contribution.
For employees: these will be entitled to maternity leave of 120 days. During this period, the employer (MEI) may hire another person to replace it.
How to Apply for Maternity Wage
The requisition of the maternity salary must be made directly with the Social Security website phone number 135.
The necessary documents are: RG, CPF, Workbook, cards and proof of payment of INSS.
Already the value of the benefit will vary according to the contribution made in the last 15 months and will be calculated by the pension plan at the moment of the request.