Only employed adoptive parents are entitled to the leave. Parents must be insured under the OASI (1st pillar) for at least nine months and be gainfully employed for a minimum of five months before the child enters the household. The parent must also be currently employed to receive the benefit.
The daily allowance is 80% of the average income earned before the child comes home. The maximum compensation is CHF 220 per day with a monthly income of CHF 8,250, setting the daily allowance maximum.
Adoption leave must be taken by the day (10 days) or by the week (2 weeks) within twelve months of the child’s admission. If the leave is used by the week, seven daily allowances are paid weekly. If the leave is taken on a daily basis, parents receive two more daily allowance payments for every five days taken.