Change of the order of payment of temporary disability benefits
From January 1, 2015 foreign citizens who are temporary staying in the Russian Federation except for highly qualified specialistsshall be subject to compulsory social insurance in case of temporary disability.
Foreign citizens temporary staying in the Russian Federation will eligible to receive temporary disability benefits, provided that the employer pays contributions for them for a period of not less than 6 months.
Accordingly, the employer will be required to pay contributions to the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation with the rate is set at 1.8% for payments and other benefits to foreign citizens temporarily staying in the Russian Federation.
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