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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993)


Notice on Compensation for Occupationally-Acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)

Schedule A : Circular No. CF/03/2020

5. Benefits


5.1 Temporary total disablement (TTD)


(a) Payment for temporary total disablement shall be made for as long as such disablement continues, but not for a period exceeding 30 days.


5.1.1 Suspected and Unconfirmed Cases


(a) For self-quarantine recommended by registered Medical Practitioner in accordance with the DOH/WHO/ILO guidelines, the employer will be liable for remuneration for days of absence.


5.1.2 Confirmed Cases


(a) For confirmed cases and where the Compensation Fund has accepted liability, temporary total disablement shall be paid from the date of diagnosis up to 30 days.
(b) In an event where there are complications, the Commissioner has a right to review the case.


5.2 Permanent Disablement


In an event where there are complications the Commissioner has a right to assess each case on merit and determine if there is any permanent disablement.


5.3        Medical Aid


In all accepted cases of COVID-19, medical aid shall be provided for a period of not more than 30 days from the date of diagnosis. If in the opinion of the Director-General further medical aid will reduce the extent of the disablement this shall be considered.


5.4        Death Benefits


Reasonable burial expenses, widow's  and dependent's  pensions shall be payable, where applicable, if an employee dies as a result of the complications of COVID-19.