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Maternity Leave - Frequently Asked Questions

Page updated 10 August 2022

All information relating to maternity leave is available from the college. However, if you have any queries arising from reading this policy you can contact the UCD HR Helpdesk at ext 4900 or hrhelpdesk@ucd.ie

Yes, UCD employees who are in receipt of a salary under a permanent contract, a contract of indefinite duration (CID), or a fixed-term contract as defined in the Protection of Employees (Fixed Term Work) Act 2003 are entitled to paid maternity leave.

Note: If you are employed under a fixed-term or specified-purpose contract, any leave (or any other benefit) will end when the contract ends.

Yes, if you are paying PRSI Class A or E.

You must complete the maternity benefit form (MB1) which can be found here: gov.ie , or apply online via https://www.mygovid.ie/

You should input your bank details on the form as the maternity benefit will be paid by direct payment each week in advance to your account.  Your salary for the duration of your maternity leave will be adjusted accordingly.

Yes, provided it has been approved by your Head of School/Unit.

Contact the HR Helpdesk

The HR Helpdesk is the primary point of contact for all your employment-related queries by email and telephone.  We are here to help you with any queries on employee benefits, terms & conditions and HR policies & procedures. If we can’t help you directly we will refer your query to a HR specialist area.

All visitors to UCD HR, Roebuck offices should be by appointment only and arrangements to be made with specific HR staff members.



Roebuck Offices,
UCD Belfield Campus.

UCD Human Resources

Roebuck Offices, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 4900 | E: hrhelpdesk@ucd.ie | Location Map