Farmers’ Holiday and Stand-In Services
- Public service
The farmers’ holiday and stand-in scheme enables livestock farmers to call on help from farm relief workers to look after their animals while they take annual leave or sick leave, for example.
Farmers’ holidays and stand-in services in Sipoo are organized by the city of Loviisa. The area administered by Loviisa consists of 16 municipalities. The stand-in unit has some 45 relief workers and two le ...
Do the following
To apply for the right to substitution services from a local unit that organises substitution services, submit your form in writing or online at Lomitusnetti. The local unit may also provide other application methods. The local unit determines the application period for both annual leaves and holiday substitutions.
Remember to apply for the right to substitution services in the same way even if you have chosen to arrange your substitutes personally. When you have arranged a substitute, apply for compensation from the local unit by the end of the two months following the substitution period.
To whom and on what terms
The right to holiday and stand-in services for livestock farmers, who have at least six animals. The farm’s opera-tions must be taxed in accordance with the Farm Income Tax Act. The farmer, who uses stand-in and relief ser-vices must have statutory MYEL insurance.
A farmer’s substitution services include an annual holiday stand-in worker, farm helpers and relief workers for a fee.
The farmers on a given farm can together decide whether they will use the services of the local unit or arrange for a stand-in personally. If a farmer has chosen to use the local unit’s services, a farm substitute employed by the municipality or a service provider whose services have been procured by the municipality will carry out the necessary daily livestock care carried out by a farmer, while the farmer is on annual leave or sick.
If a farmer has chosen to arrange for a substitute personally, the farmer can purchase the service from a service provider who is in the prepayment register. The local unit will pay compensation to the service provider after receiving and approving an application.
Act on Farmers’ Holiday Stand-in or Substitute Services (In Finnish)