All employees are entitled to a maximum period of one year injury leave on full pay, less the full amount of any injury benefit to which such employee may be entitled. Read more here.
If employee is on Injury leave for 3 consecutive days (i.e. injury benefit applies after the 3rd day) and a maximum of 12 months, they are entitled to Injury Benefit. The insured person is also entitled to full pay as long as the duration of incapacity does not exceed one year from the date of injury.
Injury Benefit Deduction
Injury Benefit Deduction:
- is paid on a daily basis
- is based on the Employee Details setting “SSC Benefit Status” for which the options are Single and Married.
- is given pro-rata based on job schedule hours (example: Full timer who works 40hours/week and are set on Single Benefit status get €23.94 per day. Those on 20hours/week get €11.97/day and so on)
- For employees on irregular/casual hours, we take the average weekly hours worked in the past 13 weeks and pro-rate this against a 40 hour week’s entitlement
- if Injury Half pay is booked, the deduction is deducted by half (example: Full timer who works 40hours/week and are set on Single Benefit status get €11.97 per day. Those on 20hours/week get €5.96/day and so on)
- if Injury Unpaid is booked, no injury benefit deduction is deducted
- it is not deducted on Public Holidays unless the employee is set to work on a Public Holiday based on their job schedule
- is given when injury leave booked for a day is equal to or more than the daily number of hours as per job schedule (Ex. Daily number of hours according to job schedule is 8 hours, but booked 10 hours of injury leave)
- Is not given when injury leave booked for a day is less than the daily number of hours as per job schedule (Ex. Daily number of hours according to job schedule is 8 hours, but booked 4 hours of injury leave)
- “Days” are based on the job schedule of the employee. Therefore if the employee is set to work on Mon, Wed and Fri and the employee booked injury leave on Mon, Tue, Wed and Thurs, the employee will not be eligible for Injury Benefit Deduction.
- is a Taxable deduction, therefore it is deducted from the Net after tax is calculated.