When you take time off from work to recover from an illness
The "injury and sickness allowance" is intended to serve as a benefit that provides assistance for paying living expenses. You are eligible to receive this cash benefit during periods when you are taking time off from work and not drawing your salary.

To receive this benefit

You must meet the following conditions:
"You must have taken off a minimum of four consecutive days due to a condition for which you are receiving medical treatment"
* The first 3 days off from work are referred to as the waiting period. Benefits may not be received for these 3 days.


[Types of benefits and periods (amounts) received] * You may be eligible for the following 3 types of benefits, depending on specific circumstances:
Injury and sickness allowance
(Statutory benefits)
18 months following the date receipt of benefits begins two-third of your standard daily remuneration for each day during which you receive this allowance
Injury and sickness allowance additional
sum

(Additional benefits)
85% of your standard daily remuneration per day, minus the satutory benefit amount, added as additional benefits separately provided by Sony Health Insurance
Extended injury and sickness allowance additional sum
(Additional benefits)
If you remain unable to work even after 18 months have passed because the illness or injury has not healed, these benefits may be extended for eighteen additional months. 85% of your standard daily remuneration per day as benefits separately provided by Sony Health Insurance
[Application procedures for injury and sickness allowance]
Application procedures for injury and sickness allowance
PDF:"Request for injury and sickness allowance (additional sum)"
* The prescription period during which you can apply for the allowance is two years. (The right to claim such allowance is lost thereafter.)


Notice to voluntarily continuously insured persons
Injury and sickness allowance will be abolished for voluntarily continuously insured persons beginning April 1, 2007. (However, persons eligible for interim measures will continue to receive the allowance.)

<Interim measures>
Persons meeting either of the following descriptions will continue to receive injury and sickness allowance on and after April 1, only for as long as the cause of receiving such benefits continues.
Persons holding the status of voluntarily continuously insured persons as of March 31, 2007
Persons receiving or eligible to receive injury and sickness allowance.

<Amount paid to persons eligible for interim measures>
For a person holding the status of an ordinary insured person when the cause of receiving the benefits occurred


payment Satutory benefit amount Additional benefit amount
(1) For an ordinary insured person, 60% of standard daily remuneration For an ordinary insured person, 25% of standard daily remuneration
(2) For a voluntarily continuously insured person, 60% of standard daily remuneration For a voluntarily continuously insured person, 25% of standard daily remuneration
(3) For a voluntarily continuously insured person, two-thirds of standard daily remuneration For a voluntarily continuously insured person, 85% of standard daily remuneration, minus the statutory benefit amount


Amounts paid to a person holding the status of a voluntarily continuously insured person when the cause of receiving the benefits occurred

payment Satutory benefit amount Additional benefit amount
(1) For a voluntarily continuously insured person, 60% of standard daily remuneration For a voluntarily continuously insured person, 25% of standard daily remuneration
(2) For a voluntarily continuously insured person, 60% of standard daily remuneration For a voluntarily continuously insured person, 25% of standard daily remuneration
 

Caution


If you draw a salary during your time off, if the salary exceeds the injury and sickness allowance, you are not eligible to receive these benefits. If the salary is less than the allowance, you are eligible only for the difference.
The 18-month period for receipt of this allowance refers to the 18-month period calculated using calendar days, beginning on the day payment of the allowance begins.
Benefits are not paid for time off taken at your own discretion without receiving treatment at a medical institution (i.e., cases in which you do not have a physician's certification that time off is needed).



For recipients of disability pension or disability allowance


If the injury and sickness allowance exceeds your "disability pension" or "disability allowance," you are eligible only for the difference. Please attach a certificate of your "disability pension" or "disability allowance" amounts to the request for injury and sickness allowance and submit them to Sony Health Insurance. Contact the individual in charge of health insurance matters at your workplace for more information.


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