Sickness Benefit Scheme
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/Benefit Credits for the operative concerned, and their account with the JIB-PMES must be up to date.
Joining the scheme
The Sickness Benefit Scheme is available to JIB-PMES participant companies. If you are interested in registering as a JIB-PMES participant company you can view and download an enrolment form
It should be noted that from the time the form is completed and signed, it is taken that the company have agreed to comply with the all the requirements as laid down in the JIB-PMES NWR’s Handbook.