Care allowance

Carer’s allowance is a benefit for temporary incapacity to work paid by the Health Insurance Fund to an insured person (an employee, a civil servant, a person receiving remuneration or service fees on the basis of a contract under the law of obligations, a member of the management or controlling body of a legal person, a self-employed person, a spouse participating in the activities of a self-employed person) on the basis of a certificate for care leave in case the person does not receive income subject to individually registered social tax due to a temporary release from their duties or economic or professional activity.

Carer’s allowance is paid in the following events:

  • nursing a child of under 12 years of age or a disabled insured person of under 19 years of age for up to 14 consecutive days;
  • nursing a child of under 12 years of age for up to 60 consecutive days, if the reason for the illness is a malignant tumour and the treatment of the child commences in a hospital.
  •  nursing a family member who is ill at home for up to 7 consecutive days;
  • caring for a child of under 3 years of age or for a disabled child of under 16 years of age for 10 consecutive days when the person caring for the child is themselves ill or is receiving obstetrical care.

If necessary, a doctor may issue a certificate for sick leave for a longer time, only the period for payment of the benefit is limited.

A person cannot receive sickness benefit and care allowance for the same period. If a certificate for care leave is issued to several persons caring for one and the same person, the persons will have the right to receive the care allowance in the total as follows.

The rate of compensation and the procedure for payment of compensation are described in the comparison table of disability benefits from 01.07.2023

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Hooldushüvitist maksab Tervisekassa hoolduslehe esimesest päevast alates. Hooldushüvitist makstakse hüvitise saaja päevatulu põhjal, mis arvutatakse eelmise kalendriaasta sotsiaalmaksuga maksustatud tulu järgi. Hüvitist saab 80% päevatulust, sellest arvutatakse maha tulumaks. Tervisekassa maksab hüvitist:

a) alla 12-aastase lapse või alla 19-aastase puudega inimese põetamisel kuni 14 järjestikuse päeva eest

b) alla 12-aastase lapse põetamisel kuni 60 järjestikuse päeva eest, kui haigestumise põhjus on pahaloomuline kasvaja ja lapse ravi algab haiglas

c) alla 3-aastase lapse või alla 16-aastase puudega lapse põetamisel, kui lapse hooldaja ise on haige või talle osutatakse sünnitusabi kuni 10 järjestikuse päeva eest

Kuna eelmisel kalendriaastal puudus sotsiaalmaksuga maksustatav tulu, arvutatakse sel aastal hooldushüvitis alampalgalt.

Hoolduslehe väljastab arst tegelikule põetajale.

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