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Through the IMSS Digital application and the official Social Security website http://www.imss.gob.mx/covid-19/permiso this disability can be requested.

The Permit is designed to break chains of transmission of the virus and promote home protection.

It is important that employers in Mexico recognize the COVID Permit, since the legal and administrative effects are comparable to a temporary inability to work.

From January 10 to date, the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) has granted more than 171,000 COVID Permit authorizations, through the IMSS Digital application or online, to workers registered with the Institute who present respiratory symptoms .

This procedure is aimed at workers directly insured by the institution as holders, and is granted on a single occasion and for up to seven days; If the worker requires more time, the recommendation is that he or she go to his or her family doctor for a medical examination and to define the therapeutic behavior to follow.

With the COVID Permit, the worker obtains his disability and the corresponding payment in his bank account, easily, quickly and without the need to make transfers to collect the subsidy, which helps to break the chains of transmission of the virus and comply with the protection domiciliary.

Similarly, it is important that employers in Mexico recognize the COVID Permit, since the legal and administrative effects are comparable to a temporary inability to work.

Being a response to the pandemic, it is available to workers with symptoms of coronavirus, or those asymptomatic who have a positive laboratory test result, where they must fill out a questionnaire to obtain their permit through the IMSS application. Digital or website http://www.imss.gob.mx/covid-19/permiso.

The worker must add their CURP, Social Security Number (NSS), Zip Code and click “Start” to answer the questionnaires about symptoms, vaccination and pre-existing conditions.

Subsequently, the system will ask you to enter additional information: contact telephone number and if you have proof of respiratory disease -although this will not be a condition for granting a COVID Permit- when symptoms occur.

To complete the request, you must provide an email and the CLABE interbank account to receive the corresponding payment; When obtaining the COVID-19 Permit, you must notify your employer in order to justify the absence from your workplace.

It should be noted that by incorporating the SSN of the worker insured by Social Security, the flow of this application, which is exclusive for workers, was improved. If you require telephone guidance or have any questions about the application, you can dial 800 2222 668, option zero, to receive advice.

This strategy is not subject to the epidemiological traffic light and does not require a COVID test as a mandatory requirement. The duration of this Permit is seven days for beneficiaries with symptoms and five days for asymptomatic persons who have a positive test.

The COVID-19 Permit grants the worker an economic subsidy corresponding to 60 percent of his salary from the fourth day of disability; disability falls under the rubric of general illness.

In the event that infected people develop more serious symptoms or discomfort from the disease during the seven-day disability, they should seek medical attention or call 800 2222 668, in order to prevent complications.

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