Sickness benefit is payable for up to 28 weeks.
To claim sickness benefit for an operative the employer should submit a fully completed ‘Sickness Benefit’ Claim Form together with a sickness certificate.
We can accept:
- Self Certification – first seven days only
- Doctor’s certificate
- Hospital certificate
Payments are normally made fortnightly in advance, provided that we have sickness certificates to cover the payment period.
Sickness benefit is payable from the fourth day of illness, up to a maximum of 196 days. If the illness lasts for more than 28 days the benefit for the first three days is paid in arrears.
In order to be eligible for sickness benefit the employer must be purchasing either Holiday Credits or Holiday Stamps for the operative concerned, and their account with the JIB-PMES must be up to date. If stamps are purchased for the operative a photocopy of the stamp card should be submitted with the claim.