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You need to be receiving an income to be entitled to a benefit. You need to have ceased all professional activity and you need to have at least a 1/3 reduction in your ability to work.
NB: For salaried individuals who have an additional self-employed activity, you must cease all activity on the day the disability begins.
This depends on your status (blue-collar worker, white-collar employee, self-employed worker or unemployed).
Your disability benefits will be paid after the guaranteed wages/salary period paid for by your employer. You will receive 60% of your gross salary lost. However, this is limited to a maximum amount of €78.96 per day for the first year in which you are unable to work.
Births and adoptions
Maternity leave is for a period of 15 weeks (19 weeks for a multiple birth). You can divide the time as follows:
For an adoption, the period depends on the age of the child at the time of adoption and ranges from 0 to 12 weeks.
Parental leave of up to 10 days is provided for the other parent.
Your work disability benefits are equal to your unemployment benefits. They may be reviewed after 6 months’ disability, depending on your age and category shown on the information sheet.
From the 2nd month onwards, your mutual benefit fund will pay a daily amount (6 days a week) of:
Any modification to the composition of your family may change the level of your benefits. You must therefore notify your fund immediately of any change.
If the period of your inability to work exceeds one year, you enter into a period known as “disability” and your benefits will vary according to your family situation (number of dependants, living alone, cohabitee) and your previous work situation.
There is no need for you to send an extension certificate to the consultant doctor at your mutual benefit fund.