ESIC vide notification No.N-12/13/1/2019-P&D has introduced the COVID-19 relief scheme for the insured person who is considered to be an “Employee” working in a factory or establishments as defined under The Employees State Insurance Act, 1948.
Eligibility conditions of the scheme are as under: –
(1) The deceased insured person must have been registered on the ESIC online portal at least three months before the death of diagnosis of COVID-19 disease.
(2) The deceased insured person must be in employment on the date of diagnosis of COVID-19 disease and contribution for at least seventy days should have been paid or payable in respect of him or her during the period of a maximum of one year immediately preceding the diagnosis of COVID-19 diseases resulting in death. The scheme as mentioned shall be effective from 24th March 2020 for two years
In case of death of the IP due to COVID-19, the following relatives of the deceased IP shall be eligible to receive periodical payments under the scheme:-
i. spouse, a legitimate or adopted son who has not attained the age of twenty-five years, an unmarried legitimate or adopted daughter;
ii. a widowed mother.
iii. if wholly dependent on the insured person’s earnings at the time of his death, a legitimate or adopted son or daughter who has attained the age of twenty-five years and is infirm.
Person at the time of his death:-
a) a parent other than a widowed mother,
b) a minor illegitimate son, an unmarried illegitimate daughter or a daughter legitimate or adopted or illegitimate if married and a minor or if widowed and a minor,
c) a minor brother or an unmarried sister or a widowed sister if a minor,
d) a widowed daughter-in-law,
e) a minor child of a pre-deceased son,
f) a minor child of a pre-deceased daughter where no parent of the child is alive, or
g) a paternal grandparent if no parent of the insured person is alive.
The minimum relief under the scheme shall be Rs 1800/- per month.