S.476 - Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act of 2021117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] (Introduced 02/25/2021)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.476 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/25/2021)
Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act of 2021
This bill allows essential workers and their family members to file claims and receive compensation for harm or death suffered as a result of COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019).
A Special Master appointed by the Department of Justice must review claims submitted and determine if a claimant is eligible for compensation, the extent of the harm to the claimant, and the amount of compensation to be awarded.