Sickness benefit in case of illness of the child Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If your child is under the age of 12 or disabled and needs help and becomes ill, as a working mother or father, you have the right to stay away from work for a few days. However, the supervision, care or care must be medically required. In addition, there must be no other person living in the household who can take over the care of the child. For each child you can be released up to 10 working days per calendar year, as a single parent up to 20 working days. If mother and father are both employed, both can take 10 days each for each child. In total, however, no more than 25 days per year can be used by one parent. For single ves, it is a maximum of 50 working days per calendar year. A prerequisite for entitlement to sickness benefit in the event of illness of the child is that the parent is a member of a statutory health insurance fund entitled to sickness benefit, the child to be cared for and living in the member's household has statutory health insurance. This can be a family insurance, a compulsory insurance as an orphan pensioner or a voluntary insurance.

The necessity of time off from work to supervise, care or care for the child must be proven by the insured person by means of a medical certificate.


Application forms can be obtained from your health insurance company.


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Prolonged illness of the child The right to leave can only ensure the necessary supervision, care or care in the first days of illness. In the case of prolonged illness, you must ensure that another person takes over these services. If you do not find anyone in the private sector, domestic help or family care can also be considered via the outpatient care services. Severe incurable disease of the child In the case of severe, incurable illness of a child with only a short life expectancy, one of the two parents is entitled to sick pay without time restrictions. The claim is linked to the fact that the child has not yet reached the age of 12. However, the entitlement exists beyond the age of 12 if the child is disabled and dependent on help.

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