Compensation under the Infection Protection Act in the event of loss of earnings
If you have been quarantined or banned from doing so due to an order issued by 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 compensation is paid by the Land Administration Office 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. For employers: You must pay the compensation to your employees. You can have the amounts paid reimbursed by the National Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Care. Contributions to pension, nursing and health insurance can also be reimbursed. You can also apply for an advance from the State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Care. For the self-employed: You will receive the refund directly from the State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Care . 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: Application (your employer will make it for you) 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: Application 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
You are entitled to a refund of your loss of earnings if: They are subject to a ban on the activity or are in quarantine and you have a loss of earnings and you are not incapacitated.
The compensation procedure shall be carried out by the competent authority. Employers/employers and self-employed persons submit applications, employees can only submit applications in exceptional cases. The disbursement shall be directed by the competent authority and shall be made directly to the account details provided by the applicant. The applicant shall be informed of this.
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