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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for compensation under the Infection Protection Act for childcare

Description

Workers are entitled to compensation for their loss of earnings if schools or KiTas have been closed for reasons of infection and they themselves ensure the care of their child or children. Children must not have reached the age of 12. This age restriction does not apply to disabled children. The claim also applies to foster children.

Compensation depends on your earnings.

Compensation is granted for a maximum of 10 weeks. If you supervise, care for or care for your child alone, you will receive compensation for 20 weeks. This applies annually.

If the facility were to close anyway because of holidays, this rule would not apply in principle.

Before you receive this compensation, you must make full use of all other reasonable care options. These include.B. childcare by family members or friends, home office, reduction of time credits or holidays.

Care by so-called "risk groups" must be avoided. These include mainly the elderly or persons with pre-existing conditions.

In the case of short-time work, there is no entitlement to compensation.

For employees:

Your employer pays you the compensation. The amount paid to the employer shall be reimbursed by the competent authority. Therefore, inform your employer immediately about your childcare situation so that the employer can apply for compensation. If your employer (especially smaller companies) cannot make advance payments, advances in the expected amount of the refund may be requested.      

For employers:

You must pay the compensation to your employees for the duration of the closing time. They may have the amounts paid reimbursed by the competent authority.

Contributions to pension, nursing and health insurance can also be reimbursed.

You can also apply for an advance.

For the self-employed:

You will receive the refund directly from the competent authority.

Your last annual profit will be taken into account for the calculation of the loss of earnings. This is divided by 12.

Contributions to pension, nursing and health insurance can also be reimbursed.

You can also apply for an advance.

For homeworkers:

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

Your child is affected by a school or KiTa closure and therefore you can no longer work? Find out how you will be reimbursed for your loss of earnings.

The compensation procedure shall be carried out by the competent authority. Employers/employers and self-employed persons submit applications, employees can only submit applications in exceptional cases.

The disbursement shall be directed by the competent authority and shall be made directly to the account details provided by the applicant. The applicant shall be informed of this.

Contact the State Administration Office.

Parents are entitled to compensation for their loss of earnings due to childcare if:

  • take care of your child/children yourself due to the closure of a care facility or school by the authorities
  • And your child is under 12 years of age or has a disability and needs help
  • And you have a loss of earnings
  • And you are entitled to care for this child
  • And you don't have any other reasonable care.

For employees:

  • Application (online)
  • Salary certificates of the 2 months before the loss of earnings and the months of loss of earnings
  • further evidence is optional but can support the processing of your application, e.B. the official order to close the facility

For the self-employed:

  • Application (online)
  • Proof of income of the previous year (e.B. tax assessment)
  • further evidence is optional, but can assist the processing of your application, e.B. the official order to close the facility

You must submit applications within 2 years of the end of the necessary childcare.

You can submit your application online.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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

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