Under the terms of the Sickness Benefits Act, you continue to receive your salary while you are absent from work due to illness. But as an employee, you do not receive your salary during illness without conditions. Like your employer, you have reintegration obligations in case of long-term illness or incapacity for work. The aim of reintegration is to get you back to work either partially or fully as soon as possible. Disputes can arise concerning reintegration. For example, your salary may be stopped if you refuse another position in the context of your reintegration or your reintegration possibilities and health complaints may be ignored by your employer. The Sickness Benefits Act ends after a maximum of 104 weeks.
The WIA includes two schemes: the IVA (Fully Disabled Workers Income Scheme) and the WGA (Return to Work Scheme for the Partially Disabled). You are entitled to the IVA benefit if you have little or no income due to your illness. There are three different types of WGA benefit: Wage-related benefit, Supplementary benefit and the Continued benefit. You are entitled to the WIA benefit if you are more than 35% unfit for work. The benefit amount depends on the disability percentage. The WW benefit depends on how long you have been working and the amount of your WW benefit depends on the income you have earned in the year prior to your unemployment. At Arbeidsrecht Amsterdam we take away your worries by resolving disputes.