The Union Minister of Labour & Employment and Environment, Forest & Climate Change on 11th November 2022, launched the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation’s (ESIC) online maternity benefit claim facility. This portal will make the benefits easily accessible to the beneficiaries.
The facility will ease the process of claiming maternity benefits for Insured Women as the process has now been made online, where the beneficiaries, at their convenience can now claim the maternity benefits from anywhere. Earlier, the beneficiaries, for claiming the Maternity Benefits had to visit the respective branch offices physically but now with the introduction of this new facility, one can avail the benefits at their convenience.
Maternity Benefit is given to insured women in the form of cash benefit in case of certain contingencies such as in the advanced stage of pregnancy, after delivery / in the unfortunate event of confinement or miscarriage and who meet the eligibility conditions. Payment at the rate of 100% of wages is paid for of 26 weeks as maternity benefit to the insured woman by ESIC to compensate for the loss of income during her childbirth.