Returning to work after incapacity

Is your period of incapacity for work coming to an end? Then you will be going back to work. Usually, you can make a full return to work. If you are not yet completely well enough to make a full return to work, you can return to work part time. You have the option of receiving guidance from a return-to-work coach

Full return to work

Are you making a full return to work before or after the end date of your period of incapacity?  We refer to this as a 'full return to work'. You have the option of receiving guidance from a return-to-work coach

Learn more about the process 

Partial return to work

Are you incapacitated for work but want to resume work on a part-time basis? You can! Find out what you need to arrange.

More about returning to work part time

Retirement or death

Your incapacity for work may also expire when you retire or in the event of death. 

Read more about retirement or death

End of your recognition

During a medical assessment, the health insurance fund's medical officer may decide to discontinue the recognition of your incapacity for work as of a certain date. This is known as the end of your recognition. 

Read more about the end of your recognition

Voluntary work

Do you want to do unpaid work or volunteer work when you are incapacitated for work? If so, make a request to do so from the health insurance fund's medical officer in good time.

Read more about voluntary work

Extension and relapse

If your incapacity for work is prolonged or if you have a relapse, you have to report your incapacity for work on time again.

Read more about extension and relapse.

Read more about incapacity for work

Would you like to know more about your rights and obligations when you first become incapacitated for work? Everything you need to aware about incapacitated for work? We would be happy to help you.

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Helan Independent Health Insurance Fund is the insurance agent (n° CDZ 5006c) for ‘MLOZ Insurance’, the VMOB of Independent Health Insurance Funds, (Register of Legal Entities in Brussels, 422.189.629, recognised under no. CDZ 750/01 for branches 2 and 18). View the data sheet and the General Terms and Conditions. Belgian law applies to the insurance contract. The term of the contract is whole life. In the event of any complaint, contact the complaints department of Helan Health Insurance Fund or the insurance ombudsman. For more information about purchasing this/these product(s), please contact Helan Health Insurance Fund. Helan Onafhankelijk ziekenfonds, Boomsesteenweg 5, 2610 Wilrijk, 0411.696.011, RPR Antwerpen,