How do I get credits if I am unfit for work due to illness / injury?
If you are unfit for work because of sickness and injury, we may be able to cover your contributions for you while you are signed off.
You need to bring your medical certificate into the department and if you are entitled to credits we will automatically credit you for the time you are signed off work.
As long as you have paid at least 3 months worth of contributions before the end of the relevant quarter you will be entitled to sickness benefit credits.
The table below shows how to find out the relevant quarter
|If Short Term Incapacity Allowance claim begins during:
||The relevant quarter that affects payment of benefit is:
|January - March
||July - September in the previous year
|April - June
||October - December in the previous year
|July - September
||January - March in the same year
|October - December
||April - June in the same year