Payment of differential in wage subsitution benefits

​The National Insurance Institute determines the basis for payment of wage substitution benefits according to the employee's wage.

If, as result of the deductions audit, the employee's wage increased, the National Insurance Institute will automatically pay to the benefit recipient the difference between the benefit received based on the reported income and the benefit to which he is entitled based on the increased wage in accordance with the audit findings.

The recalculation of the benefits in accordance with the findings of the deductions audit is performed once a year:

  • Pregnancy bed rest benefits, childbirth allowances and unemployment benefits are paid to the employee directly.
  • Reserve service benefits and work-injury allowances are paid through the employer. The insured person is sent a letter notifying his eligibility for a benefit supplement, and he has to contact his employer to receive it.