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Certificates for care leave

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Care allowance is a temporary incapacity benefit. It is paid by the Health Insurance Fund to insured people, meaning an employee, a civil servant, person receiving a fee under a contract of obligations, a member of the management board or other managing body of a legal person, or a self-employed person or their spouse participating in their enterprise, who loses taxable income subject to social tax because they are caring for a sick child or family member.

Care allowance is granted to a person:

  • caring for a child under 12 or a person under 19 with disabilities for up to 14 consecutive days;
  • caring for a child under 12 for up to 60 consecutive days if the illness is caused by a malignant tumour and the child has started treatment in hospital;
  • caring for a member of their family at home for up to seven consecutive days;
  • caring for a child under three or a child under 16 with disabilities if the carer of the child is sick themselves or is on maternity leave. In these cases the care allowance may be for up to 10 consecutive days.

A doctor may also issue a certificate for care leave for longer period, but the care allowance is only paid for limited duration.

For further information: https://www.haigekassa.ee/en/node/7/care-allowance

Last updated: 19.09.2020 15:28

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