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The study analyzed the regulation of maternity allowance after the expiry of illness insurance contained in Article 30 of the Act on Cash Benefits from Social Insurance in Case of Illness and Motherhood. This analysis was carried out in terms of the grounds justifying insurance coverage after the expiry of the insurance, the type of events covered by the protection as well as the circumstances conditioning the use of it. When assessing the circumstances determining the right to the allowance, the provisions of the Labour Code determining the rights of employees in relation to parenthood and in the case of an unlawful termination of the employment contract by the employer were referred to. The study also referred to the construction of the allowance and formulated de lege ferenda postulates.