Medical Care and Sickness Benefits Convention, 1969 (No. 130)

Year: 1969

Convention No. 130 covers both the contingency of medical care benefits and cash sickness benefit reflecting the trend to establish comprehensive health insurance systems. All employees, including apprentices, or at least 75 per cent of the whole economically active population, or all residents whose means do not exceed certain limits should be covered for both contingencies. In relation to medical care, wives and children of employees should also covered. Convention No. 130 further extends the medical care required under Convention No. 102 to dental care and medical rehabilitation, including the supply, maintenance and renewal of prosthetic and orthopaedic appliances. It also provides for entitlement to benefit throughout the contingency and restricts the possibility of limiting the duration of sickness benefits; a limitation corresponding to 26 weeks is only authorized where the beneficiary ceases to belong to the categories of persons protected and if the sickness started while the beneficiary still belonged to such categories.

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