The child is sick. Can any working relative take sick leave to care for him?


The recently recovered child coughs and blows his nose again – a reality that many parents have to face. Especially those who work. Can another relative, whom the parents have entrusted with taking care of a sick child, can take sick leave?

In such cases, Murphy’s law usually works – as soon as an important meeting or something else is scheduled, the child gets sick again. In addition, you cannot permanently live on sick leave. It’s good for those who are helped by a grandmother or grandfather, but what if there are no helpers at all? Is it possible to take a sick leave for a mother’s brother, godfather, etc.?

It turns out that you can do both. Lilita Veidemane, Senior Specialist of the Methodological Management Department of the State Social Insurance Agency, says:

“If, for any objective reasons, the sick child cannot be left in the care of the parents, the doctor may also issue a certificate of incapacity for work for caring for the sick child to the grandmother, grandfather, adult brother or sister, the parent’s spouse or other person actually caring for the sick child. with good reason. These persons are also entitled to sickness benefit if they are employed or self-employed. “

The specialist points out that, according to a resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers, if it is impossible to go to work and receive income in connection with caring for a sick child, a certificate of incapacity for work is issued to one of the child’s parents or his close relatives, if the parents cannot provide care for the sick child and they have instructed leaving one of the specified persons. This information should be included in the child’s medical record.


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