By means of notice no. 17899 from July 6 2010, INPS announced that allowances given to workers qualifying for special leave in order to care for people with severe disabilities must be paid by the employer using funds provided by INPS as well as in situations where private sector workers are affiliated with another institution. The leave described above was established by Art. 4, paragraph 2 of Law no. 53/2000 to allow for the assistance of persons with serious disabilities, whose condition is validated by relevant certification. The maximum period for leave established by law is two years throughout one’s entire working career. The employee who takes advantage of this leave during the year 2010 receives an allowance equal to the earnings of the previous year with a maximum of 32,766 euros in addition to a contributory credit, for a total maximum of 43,579.06 euros.
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