How much pay do I receive when I am ill?
If you are ill, you will continue to be paid the money you would have received if you had not been ill. Therefore, the basis for continued wage payment is the basic salary, for example the monthly salary or the weekly, daily, hourly or piecework wage. Bonuses and premiums, such as Sunday, holiday and night work, are also taken into account: if, as an employee, you would have had to work on a Sunday or public holiday, but you are not working because of illness, then you will still receive the additional rate set out in the labour or collective agreement. General pay increases or reductions in pay are also taken into account.
You can find out how much sickness benefit you will receive below, under the question: What is sick pay and how much is it?