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Conditions of receiving working ability allowance


Lisatud 28.04.2016

If your working ability has been established as partial, you must meet at least one of the following conditions to receive a working ability allowance, i.e. you must be:

  • employed (this includes, inter alia, being a member of the management or supervisory body of a legal person; for example, you are a Member of the Management Board of Mesikäpp OÜ);
  • seeking work, i.e. be registered as unemployed and meeting the activity requirements;
  • attending a school – acquiring basic, general secondary, vocational or higher education;
  • raising at least one child under three years of age;
  • caring for a family member with a severe or profound disability;
  • receiving support for creative activity from an artistic association;
  • placed, without your consent, in a social welfare institution in order to receive 24-hour special care service;
  • receiving involuntary treatment or another substitutive punishment or sanction as provided by law;
  • participating in compulsory military service, alternative service or reserve service.

If you have been established as having no working ability, you are not required to meet the aforementioned activity requirements to receive a working ability allowance.

A working ability allowance is not paid if you are receiving:

  • a pension;
  • the spouse allowance on the basis of the Foreign Service Act or the Public Service Act;
  • the allowance of a rescue worker awaiting the old-age pension;
  • The working ability benefits of a prosecutor.
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