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Coronavirus (COVID-19): social care worker death in service payment
Information on the social care worker death in service benefit, including who can apply and how to apply.
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.