Transport: Coronavirus:Written question - 46056

Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

Named Day

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Asked on: 12 May 2020
Department for Transport
Transport: Coronavirus
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether families of transport workers who die from covid-19 are eligible for death in service benefits.
Answered by: Kelly Tolhurst
Answered on: 18 May 2020

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced on 27th April a scheme where families of eligible NHS and care workers, who die from coronavirus in the course of their frontline work, will receive a £60,000 payment.

The Government is also looking at other professions that work on the frontline against coronavirus, who may not have access to death in service schemes, to see where this may be required. These discussions are ongoing as the situation evolves and will be considered carefully across government.

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