COVID-stricken judges, court staff to get financial aid – SC
Judges and court workers who have fallen ill with COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March last year will receive financial assistance from the Supreme Court (SC).
In a circular published Tuesday by the receiver Midas Marquez, the financial assistance is 15,000 P for mild to moderate illnesses, 30,000 P for severe to critical cases and 50,000 P in the event of death (hospitalized or not).
Financial aid was approved by the SC judges.
“Since there are judges and court staff from first and second level courts who have contracted COVID-19 in the line of duty, there is a need to help them cover the costs of hospitalization incurred to treat COVID-19 infection, circular said.
Potential recipients should submit documents such as RT-PCR test result (positive), medical certificate, death certificate stating that the patient died of COVID-19 or its complications, a disbursement slip and a request. obligation.
The SC has so far registered 1,113 cases of COVID-19 in lower courts, with 20 deaths.
The judiciary currently has more than 30,000 members, including judges, judges, civil servants and employees. —KBK, GMA News