Information by the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Security on the Special Sick Leave Allowance
The Special Sick Leave Allowance applies until 12/4/2020 for private sector employees or self-employed persons who fall into any of the following categories:
i. persons who are on the list of vulnerable groups as designated by the Ministry of Health in the press release dated 16/3/2020 or any future revision thereof, and hold a certificate from their personal doctor (only in cases where the nature of their work does not permit teleworking or working from home or flexible working hours),
ii. persons subject to compulsory isolation (quarantine) and self-isolation (only in cases where the nature of their work does not permit teleworking or working from home or flexible working hours) under the instructions of the Ministry of Health and holding a Medical Certificate issued by the Ministry of Health, or as directed by the Ministry of Health by a personal doctor,
iii. persons infected with COVID 19 and holding a certificate from the Ministry of Health,
iv. persons aged 63-65 years who do not receive a statutory pension, fall under categories (i), (ii) or (iii) above and hold the corresponding certificate.
The Special Sick Leave Allowance is granted only to persons who work for the period for which they are applying for Special Sick Leave Allowance and are insured with the Social Insurance Fund, are up to 65 years of age and do not receive statutory pension.
How the Special Sick Leave Allowance is calculated, provided that all the terms and conditions are met:
Relevant Press Releases
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Photo Album - Minister of Labour – Press conference
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