It is thought the families or estates of more than 20 people who contracted the virus at work will benefit from the tax-free payment
The State will pay €100,000 to the families of healthcare workers who died from Covid-19 during the pandemic under plans going to Cabinet on Tuesday.
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly will seek approval for a scheme that will cover a small number of healthcare workers. To qualify people will have to have contracted the virus in the workplace.
It is thought that the families or estates of more than 20 workers will benefit from the tax-free payment, which will be paid on a flat rate and on an ex-gratia basis, unrelated to the salary of the person who died.
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