Sickness Benefit is paid in cash to the
insured persons to compensate their loss
of wages in the event of sickness
certified by an authorised medical
officer. It is admissible for 91 days in
an year and the cash benefit is equal to
70% of the average daily wages.
ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS FOR SICKNESS BENEFIT
Not less than 78 days contribution in the
relevant contribution period for sickness
benefit and not less than 156 days
contribution in 4 relevant contribution
periods and eligibility for sickness benefit
at least in one of these contribution
periods and two years of service are
essential eligibility conditions for
Extended Sickness Benefit.The rate approximately equals 80% of the wages.
It is admissible for sterilization operation. Duration is 14 days in case of Tubectomy Operation (extendable by another 7 days on medical advice) and 7 days in case of Vasectomy. Eligibility conditions are same as for sickness benefit mentioned above. The rate approximately equals full wages.