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Extended Sickness Benefits
Eligibility: Insured person should have been in insurable employment for at least two years. He/she should also have paid contribution for a minimum of 156 days in the preceding four contribution periods or say two years.

Benefit: ESB is payable for a maximum period of two years on the basis of proper medical certification and authentication by the designated authority.

Rate: About 80% of wages … see rates

Claim procedure: Same procedure is to be followed as is applicable for claiming Sickness Benefit. However, in this case the Insured person is supposed to appear before the Medical Referee when referred by the Branch Office Manager for the purpose of confirmation of the diagnosis/examination for allowing Extended Sickness Benefit from 124 to 309 days. Further an insured person is required to appear before the Medical Board for deciding the case beyond 400 days but up to a maximum period of two years.