The Coronavirus (COVID-19): social care worker death in service payment scheme recognises the vital contribution of social care workers in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. It was introduced following the high risk workers are exposed to when performing frontline duties and providing hands-on care to coronavirus patients.
This scheme provides a one-off payment of £60,000 to a named survivor of a social care worker who has died in service as a result of, or the suspected result of, contracting COVID-19 at work.
The scheme will make payments for eligible claims in respect of coronavirus-related deaths occurring between 17 March 2020 and 30 June 2022. Claims can be submitted until 30 June 2023.
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