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The basis for calculating the amount of premiums for old-age pension and disability insurance determines the award of a sick-leave benefit SK 20/18

Ref. No. SK 20/18

JUDGMENT
IN THE NAME OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND

Warsaw, 3 July 2019

The Constitutional Tribunal, composed of:

Mariusz Muszyński – Presiding Judge
Małgorzata Pyziak-Szafnicka – Judge Rapporteur
Stanisław Rymar
Piotr Tuleja
Jarosław Wyrembak,

having considered, at a sitting in camera on 3 July 2019 – in accordance with Article 92(1)(1) of the Act of 30 November 2016 on the Organisation of the Constitutional Tribunal and the Mode of Proceedings Before the Constitutional Tribunal (Journal of Laws – Dz. U. item 2072, as amended) – Mr J.N.’s constitutional complaint lodged with the Tribunal for it to consider the conformity of:

Article 18(10) of the Act of 13 October 1998 on the Social Insurance System (Journal of Laws – Dz. U. of 2016 item 963, as amended) – insofar as it provides that the right to decrease the lowest basis for calculating the amount of premiums for old-age pension and disability insurance where an insured person is incapable of work shall be applied solely when the insured person meets not only actual requirements but also normative ones to be awarded an incapacity benefit – to Article 67(1) in conjunction with Article 32(1) as well as Article 2 in conjunction with Article 32(1) of the Constitution,

adjudicates as follows:

Article 18(10) of the Act of 13 October 1998 on the Social Insurance System (Journal of Laws – Dz. U. of 2019 items 300, 303 and 730) is consistent with Article 67(1) in conjunction with Article 32(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland.

Moreover, the Tribunal decides:

pursuant to Article 59(1)(2) of the Act of 30 November 2016 on the Organisation of the Constitutional Tribunal and the Mode of Proceedings Before the Constitutional Tribunal (Journal of Laws – Dz. U., item 2072 as well as of 2019, item 125), to discontinue the proceedings as to the remainder.

The ruling was unanimous. Mariusz Muszyński
Małgorzata Pyziak-Szafnicka
Stanisław Rymar
Piotr Tuleja
Jarosław Wyrembak