Requirements to be able to collect a long-term leave from Social Security

When a worker is forced to leave his occupation due to illness or injury, he is entitled to receive financial assistance so that he can compensate for the loss of income resulting from that period of inactivity. This situation is considered a temporary disability when it can last more than six months, and can be extended up to 365 days. It can even be extended for 180 more days if authorized by the National Social Security Institute (INSS), after the worker can request that granted permanent disability status or you can extend the period of temporary disability up to two years if you have not recovered and cannot return to work.

Regarding the beginning of the recognition of temporary disability, it depends on how the condition is classified: if it is considered to be an occupational disease or an accident at work, the period begins the day after the leave is issued, but this is delayed until the fourth day if the illness or injuries do not correspond to the professional field. In any case, the situation must be certified by a medical professional, whose approval is again necessary for each of the extensions and to discharge the affected person after being cured.

To be able to access the benefits managed in favor of the people who are granted temporary disability, workers must meet some preconditions: They must be registered with Social Security (or in an assimilated situation, such as maternity leave) and prove a contribution period of 180 days or more during the five years prior to the application if it is a common illness , since it is not necessary to check this if they are in that state due to an illness or professional accident.

Source: LA INFORMACIÓN – Lo último by

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