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Sick Leave

What documents do I need to submit to take sick leave?

If you …

… are in Russia …

…are outside of Russia …

… have HQS-status …

Please obtain one of the documents mentioned below:

  • an extract from a medical card from an outpatient care facility, issued by a medical organization, thereby confirming a visit (form 027/y);
  • a health certificate or a certificate confirming a request for medical assistance (this document should have the stamp from the medical organization, or be drawn up on its own form letter, with the signature of a doctor, his/her own stamp and the stamp of the medical organization).

Please obtain one of the documents mentioned below and have it certified (this can be done through HSE University’s Expert Translation Centre):

  • an extract from a medical card from an outpatient care facility;
  • a health certificate;
  • a certificate confirming a request for medical assistance.

The documents must be signed by the doctor and feature an official stamp of the medical institution. Furthermore, the documents should be issued on an official form, as approved in the country where the medical care was provided.

… are a Russian citizen …

Please obtain a sick note drafted as per the unified form

Please obtain a sick note as per the form established in the given country (legalized as per the official procedures of the issuing country).

Then, after returning to Russia, you will need to visit the medical board (at your polyclinic). The board will review your documents and make a decision.

If a positive decision is made, the board will issue a sick note in the established unified form.

If your documents are rejected, you need to take annual leave for the time you were off work.

… are a citizen of a country in the Eurasian Economic Union …

… have a residence permit or a temporary residence permit …

… are a non-Russian national who doesn’t have a residence permit or a temporary residence permit and who is not a citizen of a country in the Eurasian Economic Union, BUT who has a certificate of obligatory health insurance …

How will I be paid during my sick leave?

If you …

 

… have HQS-status …

As per the applicable legislation, staff members with HQS status are not eligible for paid sick leave.

You are recommended taking paid leave (vacation) for the time you are off work sick.

In case of long-term sickness, an HQS employee shall be guaranteed a minimum payment of 250,500 rubles per quarter.

… have a residence permit or a temporary residence permit …

The information below is applicable for those who have been working in Russia for over six months (i.e., your employer has been paying insurance contributions to the fund of obligatory social insurance in case of sickness).

If you have been officially employed in Russia for less than six months, you are not entitled to paid sick leave. However, if you wish to obtain compensation, it is recommended that you take paid leave (vacation) for the time you are off work sick.

An allowance for temporary absence from work resulting from the loss of capacity to work owing to sickness or trauma, with the exception of the following situations: quarantine, prosthetic dentistry owing to medical necessity and aftertreatment in a treatment organization immediately after receiving medical assistance from an inpatient institution, shall be paid in the following amounts:

  1. for an insured person with 8 or more years of insurance payments period – 100% of their average wage;
  2. for an insured person with 5-8 years of insurance payments period – 80% of their average wage;
  3. for an insured person with up to 5 years of insurance payments period - 60% of their average wage.

Irrespective of one’s average wage, the maximum sick leave pay (per day) may not exceed the limit fixed by the Russian Government for the given calendar year, i.e.: 2,301.37 roubles per day in 2020, and 2,434.25 roubles per day in 2021.

…are a foreign citizen, who does not have a permanent residence permit or a temporary residence permit, or is not a citizen of a country that is in the Eurasian Economic Union, but has been insured under compulsory health insurance …

… are a citizen of a country in Eurasian Economic Union …

An allowance for temporary absence from work resulting from the loss of capacity to work owing to sickness or trauma, with the exception of the following situations: quarantine, prosthetic dentistry due to medical necessity and aftertreatment in a treatment centre/organization immediately after receiving medical assistance from an inpatient institution, shall be paid in the following amounts:

  1. for an insured person with 8 or more years of insurance payments period – 100% of their average wage;
  2. for an insured person with 5-8 years of insurance payments period – 80% of their average wage;
  3. for an insured person with up to 5 years of insurance payments period - 60% of their average wage.

Irrespective of one’s average wage, the maximum sick leave pay (per day) may not exceed the limit fixed by the Russian Government for the given calendar year, i.e.: 2,301.37 roubles per day in 2020, and 2,434.25 roubles per day in 2021.