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Maternity and paternity (as a representative) < Go back

You can use this service to apply via the Electronic Register for maternity and/or paternity benefits on behalf of another person, to enjoy the applicable work leave period for birth, adoption, custody for adoption, and permanent fostering or temporary fostering for a period over one year.

About this procedure

Who it is for

Persons who want to apply for maternity and/or paternity benefits on behalf of another person.

What you can do

  • Submit an application, via the Electronic Register, for maternity or paternity benefits, and/or the period of leave the biological mother cedes to the other parent, on behalf of another person.
  • Attach documentation.

What you need to do it

  • Include as much information as possible in the application form.
  • Attach the documents indicated.

Please note

Attached documents must not exceed 4 Mb.

After filling in the form, you will be told which documents to submit and given the option of uploading them.

If you send the application on behalf of the future holder of the benefit, you must certify said representation by attaching the power of attorney document approved for this purpose. This document can be downloaded in the associated documentation section. However, you can attach any legally valid document which is proof of the representation.

Next steps

Once the process has been completed, you will receive “proof of receipt” (zip) with the application receipt in PDF format and the server signature that guarantees the transaction was completed correctly.
If you do not receive the confirmation message or you receive an error or transmission failure message, you must submit the documentation at another time or through other channels.

The National Social Security Institute will post the application resolution to the address of the interested party.

Consult the processing status of the application through the service What is happening with my benefit?


To access this service check you have the necessary technical requirements.

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