Long-term sickness – Back-to-work measures

general assembly on December 1, 2021

In order to reduce the number of long-term sick persons, two forms of reintegration pathways were introduced at the end of 2016 respectively for people with or without an employment contract (the one form being organised by the Belgian Federal Employment Department and the other by the Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance – Inami/RIZIV). The Belgian Court of Audit notes that, at the current rate, reintegration pathways are unlikely to contribute substantially to limiting employment disability and encouraging people to get back to work. It carried out an audit on this subject in the course of 2019 and from September 2020 to March 2021.