Public Sector Relief Fund (Styrktarsjóður)

What is the BHM Public Sector Relief Fund?

The Public Sector Relief Fund is for BHM members employed in the public sector, i.e. by the government, a municipality or publicly-funded body.

The right to allocations from the Public Sector Relief Fund is contingent on payment of fund contributions for a period totalling 6 months, thereof 3 consecutive months before the occurrence of the event leading to the application for fund allocations (contribution paid by the employer). The same applies in the event of the birth of a child. If a fund member's contributions are less than 838 ISK per month, they are entitled to half the allocations.

Expenses covered by the Public Sector Relief Fund 

  • Sickness per diem allowance
  • Grants for the treatment of body and mind
  • Physical and psychological treatment
  • Maternity/paternity grant
  • Cancer screening
  • Risk assessment from the Icelandic Heart Association
  • In-vitro fertilisation treatment
  • Spectacles and eye treatment
  • Hearing aids
  • Dental repair
  • Death benefits
  • Physical activity
  • Work-related accidents or unexpected termination
  • Doctor-advised rehabilitation stay at a health institution
  • Healthcare costs over 150,000 ISK
  • Expenses for travel abroad for medical procedures not covered by national health insurance

How to apply

  • Applications are made through “Mínar síður” (My BHM) at www.bhm. Sign in with Icekey (Íslykill) or digital ID.
  • Invoices and receipts must be submitted in order for payment to be made.
  • Allocation rules