Sick leave when the contract ends

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You are also entitled to sick pay if you are made redundant. If you go on sick leave during your notice, you will receive benefits for up to three months after your employment ends.

You can also receive benefits after your notice period (and therefore your employment period) has already ended. The condition is that

  • you must receive sick leave no later than 14 days after the end of your employment and
  • the period of incapacity for work certified by the doctor is at least 30 days.

In this case, you are entitled to benefits for the duration of the sick leave issued by the doctor, but for a maximum of three months (91 days). Its amount is 80% of your base (i.e. the average of your salaries over the last 12 months).

Remember that if you take up any remunerated work during this period, the Social Security will take away your benefit. It can also withdraw it if it detects that you have been working illegally – in which case the money will have to be returned.

Sources:

https://www.zus.pl/swiadczenia/zasilki/zasilek-chorobowy/z-ubezpieczenia-chorobowego/prawo-do-zasilku-i-okres-przyslugiwania

https://www.gov.pl/web/rodzina/zasilek-chorobowy

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