Sick leave: the calculation of daily allowances

To be compensated for a sick, it must meet certain conditions. They were relaxed beginning in 2015.

Contents of this article
  • Conditions for compensation for a sick leave
  • Compensation for unemployed on sick leave
  • Daily allowances in the event of occupational illness, work injury and maternity

Conditions for compensation for a sick leave

To be compensated for a work stoppage, it is necessary, before the accident or illness causing the judgment:

  • have worked at least 150 hours during the 3 months before the work stoppage;
  • or have contributed 9 € 754.15 during the six months preceding the stop.

If the work stoppage is prolonged beyond six months, compensation continues if the sick or injured person has been registered for twelve months prior to stop and:

  • worked at least 600 hours during the 12 calendar months or 365 days before the work stoppage,
  • or contributed to wage 19 € 508.30, during the twelve calendar months preceding the work stoppage

Days of uncompensated deficiency

The Medicare does not compensate the first three days of the work stoppage. It then pays a daily allowance as there are days in the month.

Compensation Compensation varies depending on the month: IJ 28 or 29 in February, 30 or 31 other months of the year. DSAs are allocated for up to 360 days in any period of three years.

How do you calculate the daily allowance if sick leave?

The daily allowance is calculated based on the "basic daily wage" of the person off work.

It is obtained by dividing the gross salary of the last three months preceding stopping by 91.25. But it is retained within the limit of 1.8 times the minimum wage, which results in a maximum of € 43.13 IJ or x.

Concretely :

  • people who receive a gross monthly income or less than 2 € 623.54 receive IJ equivalent to half of their salary;
  • those with higher incomes receive € 43.13 per day.

Maintaining the sick employee's compensation in some companies

The Medicare pay benefits every fourteen days. However, some collective agreements or company agreements provide that the employer maintains the wage of the sick employee.

No device of this kind covers the unemployed.

Compensation for unemployed on sick leave

A person compensated by Pôle emploi on sick leave is no longer receiving unemployment benefits. It receives daily benefits of Medicare the same conditions as if it was active.

His IJ are calculated from the average gross salaries of three to twelve months preceding his loss of employment. The number of days covered by Medicare defers all rights to unemployment benefits.

For IJ, the unemployed person must present his certificate of employment and payslips of the three or twelve months preceding the notice of admission to the unemployment benefit and the last certificate of payment of this allowance.

Daily allowances in the event of occupational illness, work injury and maternity

  • The daily allowances to the victims of an industrial accident or an occupational disease do not change. They are paid on the first day of the judgment.

Established from the basic daily wage of the month preceding the judgment, they are equal to 60% of this amount during the first 28 days and then to 80%.

Half of the IJ is subject to income tax.

  • Pregnant women still receive IJ calculated on the average wage of the last three months, retained within the limit of the monthly Social Security ceiling.

Compensation is equal to 80.32% of the average daily wage, which corresponds to a maximum of € 82.32 net IJ. The entire compensation is taxable.

To know

The +: The daily allowances of those who have at least three dependent children and whose work stoppage is prolonged benefits from an increase in the compensation rate. From the 31st day, the rate from 50 to 66.66% of the basic daily wage. The IJ capped at € 57.50.

The -: The IJ are subject to social contributions and income tax.