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ESIC Circular for Clarification towards status of Re-Entrant Employees with regard to their Maternity Benefit Period - The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948

The ESIC has issued circular No. R-14/13/99-Bft.II dated 20.03.2018 regarding change in eligibility of maternity benefit clause. The said changes is for those female employee who was already been an employee but has ceased to be an employee either due to his/her wages going above the coverage limit or due to any other reason.

once re-enters as an employee for the second time. ESIC has withdrawn the current clause of stipulated nine months period again from the date of re-entrant to avail Maternity benefit under the Act .

Also to work out the entitlement of maternity benefit, two consecutive Contribution period to be taken immediately prior to the actual or expected date of confinement. Taking both the Contribution period together. if the contribution was payable for not less than 70 days, the insured woman would be eligible. Even if she satisfies this contributory condition in one or the other of the said two contribution periods, she shall be entitled for maternity benefits

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