What happens in the event of illness, accident or maternity?
Please report any change in your situation to the RAV without delay.
If you are taken ill or have an accident, please inform your personal advisor immediately. If the notification arrives after a week or later, it will mean that daily benefits will have to be deducted. From the fourth day of illness on you will need a doctor’s certificate.
Depending on the situation, payments from the unemployment fund will continue for differing periods of time:
Daily allowances in the event of illness
In the event of illness the unemployment fund can pay you a maximum of 44 daily sickness benefits within the basic period for drawing benefits. If you continue to be incapable of work for more than 30 calendar days in succession, the unemployment fund can pay no further daily sickness benefits from the 31st day onwards.
Daily allowance in the event of accident
In the event of accident the unemployment fund will pay the normal daily benefit during the first 3 calendar days (but only for working days). Afterwards you will receive daily benefits from the accident insurance (SUVA), since insurance with SUVA is obligatory (the premium is 2.63% of the unemployment compensation).
Daily allowances in the event of maternity
In the event of maternity you will receive compensation from the EO (fund for loss of earned income) for 14 weeks (or 98 days) after childbirth. These daily benefits are paid out by the Ausgleichskasse (compensation fund). You can obtain the appropriate forms and information from the person responsible for you at the unemployment fund).