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Maternity leave abroad: how to apply for sick leave for Ukrainian women in 2024?

Ukrainian women who were forced to go abroad have the right to issue a maternity leave without a personal examination. Find out about the current rules for obtaining a medical opinion in 2024

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According to the Ministry of Health, pregnant Ukrainian women who are currently abroad have the right to receive medical reports without a personal examination by a doctor. Ukrainian doctors can form conclusions for pregnant patients on the basis of foreign medical documents that confirm the fact of a woman's pregnancy or childbirth.

It is important that a Medical opinion on temporary incapacity for work can be drawn up both by the family doctor with whom the woman has a declaration, and by any other specialist who has the right to issue a medical opinion in this category.


How to apply for maternity leave for Ukrainian women abroad?

- After the 30th week of pregnancy, the pregnant patient must send to the doctor (by mail or messenger) foreign medical documents translated into the national language and notarized, which indicate the date of pregnancy. On the basis of these documents, the Ukrainian doctor will form a medical opinion on temporary incapacity for work.

- If childbirth has already taken place - the doctor forms a medical opinion on temporary incapacity from the date of childbirth also on the basis of data from foreign medical documents, which are translated into the state language and notarized.

- In case of complicated childbirth or if a woman has given birth to several children, the doctor must issue a medical opinion for 140 calendar days, not 126.



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A step-by-step algorithm of actions for pregnant Ukrainian women who are abroad

1. Contact a doctor in the country of residence and get registered.

2. At the time of onset or after the 30th week of pregnancy, obtain a foreign medical document stating the fact and term of pregnancy.

3. Translate the certificate into Ukrainian and notarize the translation.

4. Notify the family or other doctor, to whom you have granted the right to review medical information in the electronic health care system, about the need to form a medical opinion on temporary incapacity.

5. Give the doctor the medical documents and their translation in the manner agreed with him (by e-mail, via messenger, etc.).

6. Make sure that the doctor was able to successfully form a medical opinion.

7. In the personal account of the Pension Fund of Ukraine, check the success of the created electronic sick leave.

8. Notify the employer about the e-hospital and wait for social benefits.


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We will remind you! In this material, we wrote about the list of services that Ukrainian women can receive during pregnancy and childbirth in European countries.


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