Allowance for care for a sick child under the age of 8 years
Starting from September 1, 2021, the payment of allowances for care of a child under 8 will equal to 100% of average earnings.
If the child is 8 or more, then the allowance must be calculated as follows:
Outpatient treatment of a child: for the first 10 calendar days of sickness in the amount determined depending on the duration of the pension insurance record of the working parent. For the subsequent days – in the amount of 50% of the average earnings.
Inpatient treatment of a child: the amount depends on the duration of the pension insurance record of the parent.
The duration of the pension insurance record and the amount of the allowance are determined as follows:
Parents of children under 8 can receive an allowance in the amount of 100% of average earnings, up to a maximum of 74,001 rubles per month, regardless of the pension insurance record.
From January 1, 2021, the payment of insurance allowances is made by the Social Insurance Fund (SIF) directly. For an employee to receive an allowance, they must submit the relevant documents to their employer.
The employer must within 5 calendar days from the date of receipt of the documents from the employee, fill in the information about the insured person and the list of documents submitted by the employee per Order No. 26 of the SIF of the Russian Federation, and send the entire set of documents to the SIF territorial body at the place of registration in one of the following ways:
- in the form of an electronic register (via the telecommunications link in the form of an electronic document)
- in paper form with an enclosure list.