Apply for compensation under the Infection Protection Act because of child care

Service Description

Working custodians are entitled to compensation for loss of earnings if schools or daycare centres are closed for reasons of infection and they provide care for their child or children themselves. Children must not have reached the age of 12. This age restriction does not apply to disabled children. The entitlement also applies to foster children.

Compensation depends on your earnings.

Compensation is paid for a maximum period of 6 weeks. It amounts to 67% of your net earnings, for a full month a maximum of 2,016 euros.

If the facility would close for holidays anyway, this regulation does not apply in principle.

If you have concluded a care contract with an after-school care centre, you are also entitled to compensation during the school holidays.

Before you receive this compensation, you must exhaust all other reasonable care options. These are, for example, childcare by family members or friends, home office, reduction of time credits or holidays.

Care provided by so-called "risk groups" should be avoided. These include, in particular, older persons or persons with pre-existing conditions.

There is no entitlement to compensation in the case of short-time work.

For employees

Your employer will pay you compensation for the duration of the closure period, for a maximum of 6 weeks. The employer will be reimbursed for the amounts paid out by the competent authority.

You should therefore inform your employer immediately of your childcare situation so that he or she can claim compensation. If your employer (especially smaller companies) is unable to pay in advance, you can apply for advances equal to the expected amount of the reimbursement.

In exceptional cases, you can submit the application for compensation yourself.

For employers

You must pay compensation to your employees for the duration of the closure period, for a maximum of 6 weeks (advance payment). You can have the amounts paid reimbursed by the competent authority.

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

You can also apply for an advance payment.

The following applies to self-employed persons:

You will receive reimbursement directly from the competent authority.

To calculate the loss of earnings, your last annual profit is taken into account. This is divided by 12.

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

You can also apply for an advance.

The following applies to homeworkers:

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

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Thüringer Landesverwaltungsamt - Infrastrukturförderung - Referat 500

Jorge-Semprún-Platz 4
99423 Weimar
Transport connection
1, 2, 3, 9
Parking spaces
Parking Place
Tiefgarage Atrium
Number: 840
Fees: yes

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