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Sickness Benefit

To qualify for sickness benefit, the contribution should have been paid or payable for 78 days in the corresponding contribution period. 

In case  of new entrant, for whom a shorter contribution period  is available, he will be qualified for sickness benefit if the contribution in respect of him is payable for not  less than half the no. of days in that contribution period. 


  Eligibility conditions
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Extended Sickness Benefit
Enhanced Sickness Benefit

For a new entrant, the benefit period shall commence on the expiry of the period of 9 months from the date of joining insurable employment.  

The daily rate of sickness benefits during any benefit period shall be the standard benefit rate corresponding to the average daily wages of that person during the the corresponding contribution period. 

This is roughly equivalent to 50% of the average daily wages.

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