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What are the contribution conditions for sickness benefit?

There are two contribution conditions that you must meet to be entitled to sickness benefit. These are: You must have paid at least 26 social insurance contributions, as an employed or self-employed person, at any time in your working life; and You must have paid or had credited at least 26 contributions, as an employed or self-employed person, during 2018 (for claims beyond 30 June, this switches to 2019).