Introduction:

An employee who is a parent or guardian of an individual with disabilities is entitled to be absent from work 18 days per year in order to provide personal assistance to that individual, in the event that this assistance requires the employee to be absent from work
An employee who is a single parent is entitled to an additional 18 days of absence (up to a total of 36 days per year)
The days of absence are taken from the employee’s sick days
The employee is entitled to receive sick pay beginning from the first day of absence
The employee is entitled to take these days at the expense of his/her accrued vacation days instead of as sick days
For more information see the Absence from work to care for a a disabled person information page put out by the Commission for Equal Rights for People with Disabilities]

An employee who is a parent or guardian of an individual with disabilities is entitled to be absent from work 18 days per year in order to provide personal assistance to that individual, in the event that this assistance requires the employee to be absent from work.

  • An employee who is a single parent is entitled to an additional 18 days of absence (up to a total of 36 days per year).
  • If the employee is only absent for part of a day, only part of a day will be deducted from the total accrued sick days, and not an entire day.
  • These days are take from the employee's accrued sick days (or vacation days, according to the employee's choice).
  • The employee is entitled to receive sick pay beginning from the first day of absence in the amount equal to 100% of his/her salary.
  • Additionally the employee is entitled to be absent from work up to 104 hours per year without having anything deducted from his/her salary. (The number of hours is proportional to the employee's work hours - for example an employee who works half time would be entitled to 52 hours per year).
  • For more information, see: Sick Days for a Parent to Care for Offspring with Disabilities.

Who is Eligible?

  • An employee who meets the following two conditions:
    1. An employee who is a single parent to an individual with disabilities (according to the definition found in The Equal Rights for People with Disabilities Law).
    2. An employee who has been employed for at least one year by the same employer.
  • Please note: Parents of someone with a temporary disability, which is predicted to pass within 60 days of appearing and is not expected to recur, are not entitled to this benefit.

How to Claim It?

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