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Adoption Benefit


An Adoption Benefit may be awarded to a person who adopts a child.

What you’ll get

The Adoption Benefit entitlement is of 14 weeks.

Please click here for a Schedule of Benefits Rates


General eligibility criteria:

  • The applicant should be a citizen of Malta or married/cohabiting with a citizen of Malta, or is a citizen of a European Union Member State, or a citizen of a member country of the European Social Charter, or has a refugee status and ordinarily resides in Malta or Gozo
  • The applicant must not have availed herself of paid adoption leave
  • The applicant can be self-occupied

Documentation Required

General documentation:

  • Adoption Certificate

How to apply

An Adoption Benefit application may be submitted once all adoption documents are issued or within 6 months from the official date of adoption of the child as stipulated by the Social Security Act (Cap. 318.).

The benefit, or part of it, may be forfeited if the application is submitted late.

Fill in and submit the application online.