Disability and leave compensationSickness benefits expire after 78 weeks at the latest – this situation is often referred to as disablement. In most cases, the affected person now goes directly to the employment office. But how is it actually with the remaining vacation? Can you still take your vacation before unemployment benefits start?
Vacation before the start of sick leave
First a step back. When people in the employment relationship fall ill, the continued payment of wages first takes effect. Usually up to six weeks. During this time you get your usual salary. Only then does the health insurance company take over. Pays the so-called sick pay. You have less money available from this point on, often it is a minus of about 20 percent compared to the last net salary.
To delay these losses, many affected individuals take leave before sick pay begins. In this way, you will continue to receive your salary for the time being – even if your entitlement to continued payment of wages has already been exhausted. This form of leave compensation is usually unproblematic.