Who can provide information about support for mothers and families?
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If you have queries about financial issues concerning maternity, paternity or family life, contact the Familienausgleichskasse / caisse d’allocations familiales / cassa d’assegni familiari (‘family compensation fund’) in the canton where you live. What you receive also depends on whether you are an employee or self-employed.

Employees

As an employee, you can receive child allowance. Your employer receives this money from the pension fund and then pays it to you. It cannot be deducted from your gross income.
Fathers have a right to two weeks of paternity leave as of 1 January 2021.

Self-employed

Since 2013, you have he right to receive the minimum family allowance payments set at national level when in self-employment across Switzerland. However, you also have to contribute to financing them.

Fathers have a right to two weeks of paternity leave as of 1 January 2021.