SSI ALLOWANCES AND PREMIUMS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED

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HOW MUCH HAS THE GENERAL HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM BEEN?

The Social Security Institution (SSI) announced the lower and upper limits of the premium-based earnings, as well as the amounts of temporary incapacity benefit, breastfeeding allowance and funeral allowance, which will be applied in 2022. The General Health Insurance premium will be paid in 2022 in the amount of 150.12 TL

The SSI premium, which is an amount regulating the benefit and retirement of employees from health services, will be paid in increments in 2022. The insurance premium that employers are obliged to pay monthly varies every year, but is calculated according to the gross salary received by the individual. Thanks to these premiums, individuals have the right to retire when they meet all kinds of health needs of themselves and their dependents, as well as when they complete certain conditions.

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HOW MUCH IS THE GENERAL HEALTH INSURANCE (GSS) PREMIUM?

Citizens who do not work in an insured job or do not have social security under any coverage can benefit from health services for themselves and their dependents by paying a General Health Insurance premium of 150.12 TL per month.

Citizens who cannot afford to pay the General Health Insurance premium must apply to the Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundation at the place of their residence and take an income test. If the per capita income of citizens undergoing an income test is less than a third of the gross minimum wage in the family, General Health Insurance premiums are covered by the state. These people can benefit from health services for free when they apply to public and university hospitals.

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THE BREASTFEEDING ALLOWANCE WAS 316 TL

Breastfeeding allowance is given to the insured woman if she gives birth, or to the insured man if his uninsured wife gives birth. The breastfeeding allowance, which was 232 TL in 2021, became 316 TL in 2022. In order for people to benefit from breastfeeding allowance, for employees with 4A (SSK), at least 120 days of short-term insurance premium must be paid in the year before birth. For employees with 4B (BOND-KUR), at least 120 days of short-term insurance premium must have been paid in the year before birth, and there should be no premium debt.

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THE FUNERAL ALLOWANCE WAS 1250 TL

The funeral allowance is given to the right holders of the insured who died as a result of an occupational accident or occupational disease or who died while receiving permanent incapacity income, disability, disability or old age pension, and who have been notified of a premium for at least 360 days and have died. The funeral allowance, which was 918 TL in 2021, increased to 1250 TL in 2022.

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THE TEMPORARY INCAPACITY BENEFIT WILL BE CALCULATED ON 166.80

The temporary incapacity benefit is calculated on the basis of the minimum daily earnings in Turkey and is given to the insured persons who are at rest due to an occupational accident, occupational disease, illness and maternity status. Temporary incapacity benefits for the days when the insured are at rest in 2022 will be calculated at the rate of TL 166.80. For apprentices and students, this calculation will be made at a minimum of 83.40 TL. Those who started using the report in 2021 will also benefit from this increase.

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