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Temporary incapacity benefits

Country of implementation
Spain
General short description of the innovation
The temporary incapacity benefits covers the lack of incomes produced when the worker, due to an illness or accident, is temporary unable to work and receives sanitary assistance from the Social Security. This benefit is included inside the protector action of the general regime and the special regimes integrated in the Social Security system.
Target group
Disabled
Policy Field
  • employment
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
from 1994
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Structural
  • Budgets: Unspecified
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: Unspecified
  • Spatial coverage: National
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The main objective is to cover the lack of incomes produced when a worker, due to an illness or accident, is temporary unable to work and receives sanitary assistance from the Social Security.
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
To cover the lack of incomes produced by the temporary incapacity to work
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
To maintain the public temporary incapacity benefit system
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • others (High social protection for insiders)
Type of innovation
  • new/changed output and/or outcome
New outputs
  • benefit level (This measure reduces the earlier temporary incapacity benefits)
  • regulations of the labour market (Regulation of the labour rights (temporary incapacity benefits))
Intended target group
People included in the general regime, affiliated and in Social Security registered in the date of the event being in temporary incapacity situation. If the incapacity is due to a labour accident or professional illness, it will be considered as full affiliated right and registered in the Social Security, even the employer had failed to fulfil his obligations.
Working age population
  • employment situation (Employed)
  • main source of income: paid work
Employers-private institutional actors
Any private institutional actor
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state (Spanish Government; Employment and Social Security Ministry; Social Security National Institute; Public Health Service)
  • private for-profit organisations (commercial) (Health insurance companies)
Intended output
  • others (Non assessed yet)
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
Non assessed yet
Intended and unintended outcomes
Non assessed yet
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
This measure reduces the earlier temporary incapacity benefits, so it is not a measure that contributes to the labour market resilience. / /
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