The Government approved the regulations concerning the provision of monthly allowances to the descendants of healthcare workers who died while fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, after becoming infected at the workplace, IPN reports.
Such an allowance will be paid to the surviving husband/wife for a period of five years of the maintainer’s death, to children younger than 18 or, if they continue to study fulltime at secondary, vocational and higher education institutions, until they complete the studies, but not after they reach 23. If there are no such descendants, the allowance will be paid to one of the parents.
The size of the monthly allowance will be set depending on the category of descendants. For the surviving husband/wife or parents, it will represent 50% of the calculation basis of the deceased person’s salary. For children, it will constitute 75% for each descendant. The size of the allowance cannot be lower than 50% of the average monthly official salary on the allowance calculation day.
The allowance is paid from the day of death if the application and necessary documents are submitted within 90 days of this day. If the application and necessary documents are filed later, the allowance is paid from the day the last required document is presented.