The Ministry of Labor said since April of this year, the minimum wage will be used as the minimum base for calculating temporary disability benefits.
Сurrently, temporary disability benefits are calculated based on the average wage and length of service of an employee. Citizens who have experience of 8 years or more receive 100% of average earnings, with experience of 5 to 8 years – 80% of average earnings, and citizens who have up to 5 years of experience – 60% of average earnings. At the same time, the maximum amount of temporary disability benefit in 2020 is 69961, 65 rubles on average per month with insurance experience of 8 or more years.
According to these rules, for 2.3 million working Russians, when calculating sick leave payments, an amount less than the minimum payment was used. Accordingly, from April 2020, the minimum base for calculating hospital benefits will not be lower than the minimum wage (12,130 rubles).