Weekday public holidays – simply complicated!
As the year is approaching its end, we are receiving many questions regarding how possible compensations for weekday public holidays affect earnings-related daily allowance. They are good questions, but hard to answer! Compensation for weekday public holidays can be implemented in many ways, and their effect on earnings-related security depends on those.
The general rule is, however, that if you receive compensation for a weekday public holiday or if the midweek holiday does not reduce your pay, you should report your status as “employed” for the weekday public holiday in your application for earnings-related daily allowance and enter the number of working hours according to the compensation for weekday public holiday. You should mention in the additional information that the day was a weekday public holiday. That way we can check what is the right solution in the case.
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