Lauterbach insists on the correct payment of care bonuses


Karl Lauterbach

With the payment of the corona bonuses, the legislator wanted to express his thanks and appreciation for the work during the pandemic, said Karl Lauterbach.


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Berlin Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach insists on the correct payment of state corona bonuses to nursing staff. With the payment wanted the legislature expressing gratitude and appreciation for the work done during the pandemic, the SPD-Politician on Thursday.

It is incomprehensible when employers torpedo the issue by not submitting an application for their employees or even wrongly pocketing bonuses themselves. "Denying nurses their rightful bonus is fraud."

According to a report by WDR, NDR and "Süddeutsche Zeitung", the Federal Court of Auditors criticized the fact that the payment procedure was "prone to errors and abuse" with reference to a bonus from 2020.

Many institutions would not have applied for a payment, some would have claimed the bonus not only for employees but also for themselves.

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According to a report by the Court of Auditors, it is to be expected that "the susceptibility of the previous procedure to errors and abuse" will continue with the care bonus.



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