استمع
Sick and Other leaves
A social insurance program that covers sick leave and other unusual leave, such as marriage leave, death leave for family, patient accompanying leave, and so on. Such leaves, when needed, become insurance rights for the insured person instead of work rights to protect employees' rights in such instances.
Note:
  • The branch will take effect two years after the Social Protection Law is implemented.
  • The employer pays the allowance, and the Social Protection Fund compensates the employer.
Categories included:
  • Compulsory coverage is extended to all Omanis working in the Sultanate of Oman, including those on temporary contracts, training contracts, and retired workers on duty.
  • Compulsory coverage is extended to non-Omani workers who operate in the Sultanate of Oman in accordance with the categories for which the Social Protection Board of Directors will issue a decision.
  • The requirements of this section do not apply to self-employed Omanis, part-time Omanis, Omanis working in Gulf Cooperation Council nations, or Omanis working overseas.
Program Entitlements:

Allowance for sick leave is limited to (182) one hundred and eighty-two days per year. The employer is required to pay the first seven (7) days’ earnings in full. The remainder of the times are covered by the Sick Leave and Unusual Leave Insurance Branch based on the following wage ratios:

  • From day (8) eight  to day (21) twenty-one: (100%) one hundred percent of the wage.
  • From day (22) twenty-two to day (35) thirty-five: (75%) seventy-five percent of the wage.
  • From day (36) thirty-sixth  to day (70) seventy: (50%) Fifty percent of the pay.
  • From day (71) seventy-one to day (182) one hundred and eighty-two: (35%) thirty-five percent of the wage

The allowance for unusual leave is (100%) one hundred percent of the last wage in the following cases:

  • (3) Three days in case of marriage.
  • (3) Three days in case the father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, brother, or sister dies.
  • (2) Two days in case of the death of an uncle or aunt.
  • (10) ten days in the case of the wife’s or one of the children’s deaths.
  • A female Muslim worker is entitled to 130 days of leave in case of her husband’s death; and 14 days for a non-Muslim woman.
  • (30) A maximum of thirty days per year to accompany a patient for treatment in the category of spouse, parent, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters. The first (15) fifteen days is paid at (100%) one hundred percent of the last wage, then (50%)  fifty percent of the last wage for the remainder of the period. It may be extended at the insured person’s request, in accordance with the regulations and conditions issued by the Board of Directors of the Social Protection Fund.

Note: The Insurance Branch for Sick and Unusual Leaves shall pay the insured’s contributions in the old age, disability, and death insurance branch if the value of the allowance is less than one hundred percent (100%) of the latest contribution wage.

Eligibility Conditions:
  • Providing supporting documents and updating data with the appropriate authorities.

How to apply:
The employer submits the application.
Required documentation:
  • The civil number in addition to confirming the authenticity of contact, residence and other information in the civil record of the Royal Oman Police.
  •  An application must be submitted by the employer to the Fund, to compensate the employer for the salaries and contributions paid to the insured during the periods of leave, along with supporting documents.