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Coronavirus (COVID-19): social care worker death in service payment

Published: 30 Jul 2020
Last updated: 8 Jul 2021 - see all updates

Information on the social care worker death in service benefit, including who can apply and how to apply.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): social care worker death in service payment
Overview

Overview

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 be eligible to claim retrospectively to 17 March 2020.


Contact

Email: SocialCareDiS@gov.scot

First published: 30 Jul 2020 Last updated: 8 Jul 2021 -