Compensation under the Infection Protection Act Grant for compensation in the event of loss of earnings

If you have been quarantined or banned from doing so on the basis of an order from the Health Board, you are entitled to compensation for your loss of earnings. If you are doing an alternative job or working from home (home office), you are not entitled to compensation. Compensation depends on your earnings. For employees: For the first 6 weeks, you will receive compensation directly from your employer in the amount of your previous net salary. Short-time working allowances are also taken into account. From the 7th week the application for compensation must be made by yourself. The LAVG pays the compensation in the amount of the sickness benefit. Grants from your employer are deducted from the calculation. If you are entitled to unemployment benefit during the ban on employment, you will receive it from the Employment Agency instead of compensation. For employers: You must pay the compensation to your employees. You can have the amounts paid refunded by the LAVG. Contributions to pension, nursing and health insurance can also be reimbursed. You can also receive an advance from the LAVG. It is important that they make a written request to this effect. For the self-employed: You will receive the refund directly from the LAVG. Your last annual profit will be taken into account for the calculation. This is divided by 12. Contributions to pension, nursing and health insurance can be reimbursed. You will receive the compensation monthly retroactively to the 1st of the month. For example, you would receive compensation for March on April 1. You can also apply for an advance. For homeworkers: Unlike the self-employed, your average monthly income is taken into account for the calculation.

For employees: Proof of the amount of remuneration Proof of deducted taxes and social security contributions Proof of grants paid or not paid Sick certificates in case of sick leave Decision on the prohibition of activity and its annulment of the Extract from collective agreement on continued payment of wages in the event of work obstruction For self-employed: Certificate of the tax office on the amount of the last annual income (or business evaluation / BWA of the tax advisor) Sick certificates in case of sick leave Decision on the prohibition of activity and its annulment of the


Preconditions
They are subject to a ban on activity or are in quarantine. You have a loss of earnings and They are not incapacitated.
see benefit "Compensation under the Infection Protection Act Grant for compensation of uncovered operating expenses" see benefit "Compensation under the Infection Protection Act Grant for loss of earnings compensation of persons entitled to care"

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You can apply for compensation in the event of loss of earnings as an employer or if you are self-employed directly online: The data provided and accompanying evidence will be transmitted electronically to the LAVG and subsequently deleted in the online application. The compensation procedure is carried out by the LAVG. The withdrawal is instructed by the LAVG and will be made directly to your specified account details. You will receive a notification from the LAVG by post. Workers must submit their own application from the 7th week onwards. Alternatively, you can download the corresponding form, fill it out and send it to the LAVG by post or e-mail.

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Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Integration and Consumer Protection

Last update or date of publication
19.06.2020