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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for compensation under the Infection Protection Act in the event of quarantine or prohibition of activity

Description

The Infection Protection Act regulates which diseases and pathogens must be reported.

It also regulates when you have to go into quarantine.

If you are not allowed or unable to work due to the Infection Protection Act, you are entitled to compensation for your loss of earnings.

You are entitled to this if

  • You have to go into quarantine due to an order of the health department
  • or a general decree of the district or independent city must go into quarantine
  • or you are subject to a ban on activity,

In the following cases, you are not entitled to compensation despite the quarantine order:

  • You can have an alternative job or work from home (home office).
  • You are unable to work during the quarantine order.
  • You have to go into quarantine after returning from a risk area and the trip was not necessary.
  • They must go into quarantine outside the federal territory.
  • You have approved leave during quarantine.
  • You have been isolated as an unvaccinated contact person from 01.11.2021.
  • You have gone into quarantine without a segregation order.

The amount of compensation depends on your loss of earnings.

The following applies to employees:

You will receive the compensation directly from your employer in the amount of your previous net salary. Short-time work allowance is also taken into account.

Subsidies from your employer will be deducted from the calculation.

If you are entitled to continued payment of wages or wage replacement benefits during quarantine, you will not receive any compensation. Continued payment of remuneration or wage replacement benefits are, for example:

  • Continued payment of remuneration in the event of incapacity for work
  • Continued payment of remuneration during leave
  • Eligibility for unemployment benefits
  • Entitlement to short-time allowance
  • Entitlement under the Vocational Training Act (trainees)

The following applies to employers:

You must pay compensation to your employees in advance. You can have the amounts paid reimbursed by the State Administration Office .

You can also be reimbursed for contributions to pension, pension and health insurance.

You can also apply for an advance at the State Administration Office .

The following applies to the self-employed:

You will receive the compensation directly from the State Administration Office .

The calculation is based on your last annual profit.

Contributions to pension, long-term care and health insurance can be reimbursed.

You can also apply for an advance.

The following applies to home workers:

Unlike the self-employed, your average monthly income is taken into account for the calculation.

 

You are entitled to reimbursement of your loss of earnings if:

  • you are subject to a ban on activity, or
  • you are in quarantine and
  • you have a loss of earnings, and
  • You are not unable to work (you are not on sick leave)

For employers:

  • Application (online)
  • Wage statements
    • the 2 months before the loss of earnings
    • as well as the months during the loss of earnings
  • Proof of the order of quarantine or prohibition of activity, for example notice or confirmation from the health department or positive test result
  • Proof of vaccination status, if applicable

For the self-employed:

  • Application (online)
  • Proof of income from the previous year (e.g. tax assessment)
  • Proof of the order of quarantine or prohibition of activity, for example notice or confirmation from the health department or positive test result
  • Proof of vaccination status, if applicable

You must submit the application for reimbursement of loss of earnings within 2 years after the end of the quarantine obligation or after the start of the ban on activity.

Example: Your quarantine ended on 31.03.2021. You must submit the application no later than 31.03.2023.

Action before the Administrative Court

 

For reimbursement, contact the State Administration Office.

The compensation procedure shall be carried out by the competent authority.

Make the request retroactively.

As an employer or self-employed person, you submit the applications online via ifsg-online.de. As an employee, you can only submit applications in exceptional cases.

The competent authority will transfer the compensation to the account you specified in the application. You will receive a notification of this.

You can only submit the applications retroactively.

Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Equality of the State of Saxony-Anhalt

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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