As of 1 July 2016, the Unemployment Insurance Fund launched the work capability assessment for people with decreased work capability and the payment of work capability allowance.
In 2016 the Fund only assessed the work capability of those who had not been assessed as having incapacity for work in the previous five years.
As of 1 January 2017, work capability is solely assessed by the Unemployment Insurance Fund.
The following persons between the age of 16 and the age of retirement are entitled to receive a working ability allowance:
- Estonian citizens residing in Estonia;
- aliens residing in Estonia on the basis of a residence permit or right of residence;
- persons enjoying international protection staying in Estonia or asylum seekers staying in Estonia who have the right to work in Estonia under the Act on Granting International Protection to Aliens.
Residents of Estonia who reside in several states are entitled to working ability assessment and a working ability allowance if they are residents for the purposes of the Income Tax Act or if they reside permanently in Estonia for the purposes of the Aliens Act.
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