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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for compensation under the Infection Protection Act in case of quarantine or ban on activities

Description

If you have been sent to quarantine or banned from working on the basis of an order issued by the health authority, you are entitled to compensation for your loss of earnings.

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

  • They could carry out an alternative activity or work from home (home office).
  • They were unable to work during the quarantine order.
  • They had to quarantine after returning from a risk area and the trip was not necessary.
  • They had to go outside the Federal territory in quarantine.

The compensation depends on your loss of earnings.

The following applies to employees:

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

Subsidies from your employer will be deducted from the calculation.

If you are entitled to continued pay 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
  • Entitlement to unemployment benefit
  • Entitlement to short-time working allowance
  • Entitlement under the Vocational Training Act (trainees)

The following applies to employers:

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

The contributions to pension, nursing care and health insurance can also be reimbursed.

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

The following applies to self-employed persons:

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

The calculation is based on your last annual profit.

You can have contributions to pension, nursing care and health insurance reimbursed.

You can also apply for an advance.

The following applies to homeworkers:

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

For reimbursement, please contact the State Administration Office.

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

For employers:

  • Application (online)
  • Salary statements of the 2 months before the loss of earnings and the months of loss of earnings
  • Proof of the order of quarantine or prohibition of activity, e.g. decision or confirmation of the health authority or positive test result
  • if necessary. Proof of vaccination status

For the self-employed:

  • Application (online)
  • Proof of income of the previous year (e.g. tax assessment)
  • Proof of the order of quarantine or prohibition of activity, e.g. decision or confirmation of the health authority or positive test result
  • if necessary. Proof of vaccination status

You must submit the application for reimbursement of loss of earnings within 24 months of the end of the quarantine obligation or of the start of the ban.

You can submit the application online.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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

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