When a self-employed person falls ill, he/she has the right to receive a subsidy, but in order to do so, he/she must have contributed 180 days in the last five years, and be up to date with the payments of the quotas of the Special Regime for Self-Employed Persons (RETA).

In this case, 60% of the contribution base of the month prior to the sick leave is paid, and from the twentieth day until the moment of discharge 75% is paid.

If the sick leave is caused by an accident at work or occupational disease and contributions have been paid for this contingency, 75% is paid from the first day.

In order to collect the benefit, the following documentation must be submitted to the Mutual Insurance Company:

  • Form provided by the Mutual.
  • Proof of payment of the last RETA receipts.
  • Medical leave report.
  • Declaration of the status of the activity.

It is important to present the confirmation reports on time and to attend the check-ups at the Mutual Insurance Company in order to receive the benefit on a regular basis.