Yes, just like any other workers, domestic helpers have the right to take sick leave and receive a benefit while they're unable to work due to temporary incapacity. However, it's important to know that the benefit doesn't cover 100% of their salary, but rather a reduced amount.
The specific deduction from your salary depends on the reason for your sick leave. But here's some good news: starting from 1st April 2023, you're no longer required to submit sick leave reports. Instead, the INSS (National Social Security Institute) will notify you directly about your temporary incapacity leave.
The duration and compensation for sick leave are as follows:
Remember, the regulatory base is indicated in your pay slip and is based on your salary.