A blue medical certificate must be completed by a medical practitioner and may be submitted online to the Department of Social Security within ten (10) days from the first (1st) day of sickness. The only exceptions accepted are due to hospitalisation or treatment abroad.



What you'll get

Sickness Benefit according to eligibility conditions.


General eligibility criteria:

  • An employee or a self-occupied person who is sick from the place of work and duly pays social security contributions.
  • The blue medical certificate must be properly filled in upon submission.

How to apply

Click here to submit the blue medical certificate online.

Documents required

  • It is of utmost IMPORTANCE that a blue medical certificate must have all relevant details on both sides adequately filled in. This includes the IBAN, for any payment of Sickness Benefit that one may be entitled to. Make sure that the blue medical certificate is also signed by the doctor and the applicant before submission.


  • A clear image of both the front and the back side of the blue medical certificate are required to be scanned and submitted with the online application.