Temporary Incapacity for Work

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Temporary Incapacity for Work


under Soviet law the temporary loss of the ability to perform work duties (until the restoration of that ability or certification of disability). It applies both to the loss of ability to work in consequence of illness or accident and to instances in which the worker, though capable of working, is released from work in order to prevent the spread of an infection (for example, when there has been contact with a contagiously ill patient), to care for a sick family member, or to undergo treatment at a sanatorium or health resort by doctor’s orders. Temporary incapacity for work, testified to by a physician of a medical institution, confers the right to be released from work and to receive benefits from social insurance funds. Temporary incapacity benefits are paid in cases of incapacitating illness; during sanatorium or health resort treatment; and for absence related to illness of a family member (if the patient requires care), quarantine, or the making of prosthetic appliances if done with the help of an orthopedic medical hospital. State social insurance benefits are also paid during a temporary transfer to another job in connection with the contraction of tuberculosis or an occupational disease.


The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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