You will find below information on the measures decided by the government in relation to the exceptional situation generated by the COVID-19.
Changes regarding social security in the context of the COVID-19 crisis
In order to face the crisis caused by the pandemic, the Government Council has recently adopted a series of measures in the area of social security in particular.
Thus, the Grand-Ducal Regulation of April 3, 2020 derogates from three legal provisions of the Social Security Code:
- The calculation of the 78 weeks of incapacity for work due to illness is temporarily suspended, for the period from March 18, 2020 until the date of the end of the state of crisis;
- The normal process to distribute the payment of the cash compensation is waived;
- The calculation of default interest for late payments of social security contributions is temporarily suspended, for the period from March 18, 2020 until the date of the end of the state of crisis.
From April 1, 2020 and until further notice, the payment of the compensation due to the employee in the event of incapacity for work is allocated to the CNS, and no longer falls under the salary maintenance system provided for in article L. 121-6. of the Labor Code. This concerns all types of illness, leaves for family reasons and other absences related to sickness, whether they are usually paid by the employer or not.
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