When to Submit Leaver Declaration?

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When the employees who are working against wage under an employment contract leave the employment (termination of employment contract), SSI/SGK should be informed by filling the form online in its website within 10 days as of the leaving the date. (Social Insurance and General Health Insurance Law No. 5510, article 9/1-b)

This procedure is also called deregistration of leavers. A leaver declaration should be filled in SSI website; stating the date of termination of employment contract, reason of termination and occupation code. 

In case the last submission day of leaver declaration coincides with an official holiday, declaration can be submitted on the day following the official holiday.

Administrative fine

Amounts of the fines for the violations are arranged in article 102 of Social Insurance and General Health Insurance Law No. 5510.

  • In case the LEAVER DECLARATION is not submitted to SSI/SGK within the legal period, or in accordance with the format or procedure determined by the Institution in one calendar month, an administrative fine equals to 1/10 of gross minimum wage for each employee shall be applied.
  • The amount of fine cannot be over the fine that is applied to employers, who violate the obligation of submitting the books kept in the workplace.   
  • In case the leaver declaration is submitted 30 days later than the legal period, only ¼ of the fine will be applied, provided that it is paid within 15 days  as of date of notification by the authorities.
  • In case an administrative fine is paid within 15 days as of date of notification without making an objection to SSI, or filing a lawsuit only ¾ of the fine will applied.

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