Working pensioners will be able to extend electronic sick leave until May 1

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Working pensioners observing the self-isolation regime due to the coronavirus pandemic may extend electronic sick leave until May 1, according to the website of the Russian government on Wednesday, March 31.

The corresponding changes were approved by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

“The decision will affect working pensioners who have not switched to telecommuting and are not on vacation. In addition, they must live in regions where restrictions continue to operate for this category of citizens by the decision of the heads of the subjects, ”it was reported.

Extended or new e-sick leave will be paid for by the Social Insurance Fund (FSS). It is noted that the funds for the entire period will go directly to the employee within seven calendar days from the date of registration.

Disability certificates will be issued on the basis of data that are sent to the FSS by employers in electronic form. Citizens do not need to provide any additional information or documents.

It is noted that the temporary rules for issuing certificates of incapacity for work were introduced in March last year due to the pandemic.

On March 26, it became known that the Russian government approved the indexation of social pensions by 3.4%. For these purposes, 12.8 billion rubles were allocated from the budget of the Pension Fund. The Ministry of Labor also said that this direction is carried out taking into account the growth rate of the living wage of a pensioner over the past year.