You are entitled to carer’s leave if you have a sick child, partner or parent who requires your care. This also applies to brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandchildren, housemates and friends.
Requesting carer’s leave
Consult your manager if you wish to take carer’s leave. To submit carer's leave, please fill in the request form. The PSSC Service Point will deal with the practical side of things.Request form carer's leave
There are two types of carer’s leave: short-term and long-term leave.
You may be entitled to short-term care leave if you have a sick child, partner or parent whom you need to take care of at home, but only if you are the only person who is able to provide this care. You can't apply for short-term leave if your sick child, partner or partner is already receiving care elsewhere, e.g. in a hospital.
You receive a maximum of 70% of your salary when on short-term carer’s leave. You are entitled to two times your weekly hours of long-term carer’s leave within a period of 12 months. Thus, if you work 24 hours per week, you may take 48 hours of long-term leave.
If you are on long-term carer’s leave, you must also pay the full pension premium over your hours of leave. In exceptional cases, you may reach another agreement about the payment of your pension premium.
You are entitled to six times your weekly hours of long-term carer’s leave within a period of 12 months. Thus, if you work 24 hours per week, you may take 144 hours of long-term leave.
Hours per week
Your hours per week means the number of hours per week stated in your contract. The period of 12 months begins on the first day of the leave.