Paid Parental Leave for Those Working in the Icelandic Job Market
Application for paid parental leave. When a new child enters the home, a parent working at least 25% part time is entitled to paid parental leave for four months independently and an additional 2 months of joint leave shared with the other parent. Payments are adjusted for income, equaling 80% of the total average salary up to ISK 600,000 per month.
Paid parental leave may begin up to a month before the child's due date.
The application must be submitted at least six weeks before the child's due date, or if the child had already been born, six weeks before the paid parental leave begins.