by Compiled from Wire Services
May 27, 2015 12:00 am
Women who give birth and mothers who with disabled children will now have the chance to retire early. Furthermore, mothers with maternity leave earn six years of social security premiums. Also, for mothers who have disabled children, every 360 days of working will be counted as 450 days, so they will be both earning more premiums when they retire, plus they will also be able to retire early.
Women with disabled childrenWomen with disabled children in need of constant care will have the opportunity to retire early from now on. For those women, every day worked after Oct. 1, 2008 will be counted as 1.25 days and therefore, will be able to retire at an earlier age. One-fourth of each day they paid social security premiums since Oct. 1, 2008 will be deducted from their retirement age. Working mothers who are registered with the Social Security Organization (SSK), Social Security Organizations for Artisans and the Self-Employed (Bağ-Kur), Agricultural Bağ-Kur and the State Retirement Fund will be able to benefit from this. The ability to retire early is limited to the amount of time the child remains disabled.
Birth borrowingWith the omnibus bill that was passed last year, the scope of maternity leave has been expanded. This right, which can only be used for those registered with the SSK, is now also offered to officers and women in the trades industry. Also, women with three children can now benefit from maternity leave, while before the bill it was only mothers with two children who were entitled to this. According to Turkish daily newspaper Takvim, mothers who enter maternity leave with three children can earn 2,160 days of premiums. In other words, premiums for six years. However, the woman should not be working through this period, should not have been paid any social security premiums and the children should be alive. Seven-hundred-and-twenty additional days are earned for each child.
Women who adopt can also benefit
from the plan
This right can also be utilized by women who have adopted children. For every child who is adopted and under the age of two, the borrowing will start from the date of adoption. Women who give their children up for adoption can also benefit from this, but only for six months.
Start of internshipNormally, when calculating retirement internship periods are not counted. However in the case of giving birth, from now on, those days will also be counted if the woman gave birth after the start of the internship of up to three children. Two-year borrowing for one child will be TL 9,227.52 ($3,500).