Following the Secretary of State for Health’s announcement of a new life assurance scheme for eligible frontline health and social care workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, information on the NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020 for England is now available on the NHSBSA website.
The scheme recognises the increased risk faced by staff during the crisis.
A payment of £60,000 will be made to the estate of eligible individuals who die from coronavirus contracted during their frontline essential work.
You can access more information on the scheme and a claim form on our NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020 page.
Please note the guidance and claim form currently provided on the NHSBSA website is for eligible individuals working in the NHS or Social Care in England only. We are awaiting information for the Welsh scheme, which will be published as soon as it is available.
The NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme is independent of the NHS Pensions scheme. Any lump sum or pension benefits payable to the relatives or dependents of NHS Pensions scheme members will continue to be processed and paid as before.