Persons employed in the Maltese private sector on a full-time or part-time basis, who after the 27th March 2020, due to the impact of Covid-19 are neither allowed to commute to work nor work remotely as instructed by the Superintendent of Public Health of Malta to stay safe at home, are not being paid by their employer during their absence from work.
The Superintendent of Public Health of Malta might have instructed you to remain safe at home because you suffer from the following –
- Suffer from diabetes and is dependent on insulin
- Are on biological medicines
- Had cancer in previous six months
- Are immuno-suppressed
- Are undergoing renal dialysis
- Are pregnant
- You were admitted to hospital for some respiratory disease over the previous six months viii.
- Had a heart condition in the previous six months
- Are attending the heart failure clinic
- Are on oral steroids
- 65 years of age and over and still in employment
Eligibility criteria includes – below retirement age
Submit copy of the letter of the Superintendent of Public Health
- The COVID-19 – Medical Benefit
€166.15 per week if you were working full-time before you became unemployed or
€103.85 per week if you were working part-time before you became unemployed.
- The Social Security Contribution will be paid on your behalf
- An adjusted children’s allowance rate
If you are in receipt of Children’s Allowance or you become entitled to it, the rate will be amended to reflect the new income earned. This may increase up to the maximum rate of €24.08 per week per child;
- In-Work Benefit, if you are entitled to it, will continue to be paid without deductions;
- An adjusted supplementary allowance rate
This may increase up to the maximum rate of €4.57 per week for single persons and €12.54 per week for couples depending on the new income earned.
Should you have any queries kindly approach the Department of Social Security on the following address: