The marriage grant is no longer valid.
The marriage grant is a one-time payment of €710.88 to both spouses (each receiving 50%), irrespective of their insurance category (employed, self-employed or voluntary contributor). To qualify for marriage grant the couple has to meet the following requirements:
  • they need to get married;
  • at least one them must have been insured for at least 26 weeks before the date of marriage and during that period must have paid contributions on earnings of at least 26 times the weekly basic insurable earnings*;
  • either the bride or the groom has paid or accumulated contributions on earnings of at least 20 times the weekly basic insurable earnings in the previous year.

Nonworking wife of an insured man is also entitled to marriage grant.

*The weekly amount of basic insurable earnings is €174.38. This amount is adjusted once a year according to the changes in wages. The maximum amount of weekly covered earnings is €1,046.

Both spouses must complete the application form for marriage grant and submit it to the nearest Social Insurance Services Office together with the marriage certificate and a statement of the International Bank Account Number (IBAN) where the transfer will be made.

The application must be submitted within twelve months from the date of the marriage.