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Lebanon: US$246 Million to Support Poor and Vulnerable Lebanese Households and Build-Up the Social Safety Net Delivery System Asia, lebanon

worldbank.org (12/01/2021)

The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$246 million new project to provide emergency cash transfers and access to social services to approximately 786,000 poor and vulnerable Lebanese reeling under the pressure of Lebanon’s…

The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$246 million new project to provide emergency cash transfers and access to social services to approximately 786,000 poor and vulnerable Lebanese reeling under the pressure of Lebanon’s economic and COVID-19 crises. The…

eirut, January 12, 2021 – The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$246 million new project to provide emergency cash transfers and access to social services to approximately 786,000 poor and vulnerable Lebanese reeling under the pressure of Lebanon’

Financing, Shocks & extreme events, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2021/01/12/us246-million-to-sup… cambrosio
Namibia: Employer Wage Subsidy Program during Covid-19 namibia

The Employer Wage Subsidy Program for the hard hit industries under three (3) sectors of aviation, tourism and construction. This program is designed to save jobs. The program is driven by the following characteristics: a. Employers of affected industries will receive a subsidy based on their…

The Employer Wage Subsidy Program for the hard hit industries under three (3) sectors of aviation, tourism and construction. This program is designed to save jobs. The program is driven by the following characteristics: a. Employers of affected industries will receive a subsidy based on their…

Fellow Namibians, Members of the media, Ladies and gentlemen, 1. As part of the ongoing response from the Government of the Republic of Namibia, the Ministry of Finance hereby announces the National Employment and Salary Scheme for COVID-19, in an effort to save jobs and reduce potential impact o

Employment covid19, labour markets Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://mof.gov.na/documents/35641/90651/Statement+by+Hon.+Shiimi-+National+Emp… mmarquez
Norway: The number of care days will continue to be double from 1 January 2021 norway

NAV (01.01.2021) The most measures for care allowance will be continued in 2021 due to the coronavirus.

The most measures for care allowance will be continued in 2021 due to the coronavirus.

The number of care days will double from 1 January 2021

It has been decided that most measures for care allowance will be continued in 2021 due

Cash sickness benefits, Family benefits, Extension of coverage, Covid-19 covid19, extending coverage, family Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.nav.no/familie/sykdom-i-familien/nb/omsorgspenger siha
Malaysia: All employers in MCO areas eligible to apply for wage subsidy programme, says PM malaysia

(18.01.2020) The Star The Wage Subsidy Programme 3.0 under the Social Security Organisation (Socso) will be improved, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The Prime Minister said all employers operating under the movement control order are eligible to apply, regardless of sectors. He said eligible…

The Wage Subsidy Programme 3.0 under the Social Security Organisation (Socso) will be improved, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The Prime Minister said all employers operating under the movement control order are eligible to apply, regardless of sectors. He said eligible employers would receive a…

Employment, Covid-19 covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2021/01/18/all-employers-in-mco-areas-el… pmassetti
Thailand: Social Security Fund contributions reduced for Jan-March 2021 thailand

The Social Security Fund (SSF) regulation reduces the rate of mandatory Social Security Fund contributions under section 33 of the SSA effective from January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021. Contribution rates are calculated as a percentage of each employees’ monthly wages, based on a minimum monthly…

The Social Security Fund (SSF) regulation reduces the rate of mandatory Social Security Fund contributions under section 33 of the SSA effective from January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021. Contribution rates are calculated as a percentage of each employees’ monthly wages, based on a minimum monthly…

Due to the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand since December, 2020, Thailand’s Ministry of Labor recently published two regulations under the Social Security Act (SSA) in the Government Gazette:

  • The Regulation on Entitlement to Compensatory Benefits in the Eve
Contribution Collection and Compliance covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=e0227877-c2b9-4494-8dc4-e1cbbbda… mmarquez
Thailand: Compensation for up to 3 months for employees who cannot work in the face of Second Wave of COVID-19 thailand

This regulation is similar to a previous regulation from April, 2020, during the first wave of the pandemic, stating that the definition of force majeure under the Social Security…

This regulation is similar to a previous regulation from April, 2020, during the first wave of the pandemic, stating that the definition of force majeure under the Social Security…

Due to the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand since December, 2020, Thailand’s Ministry of Labor recently published two regulations under the Social Security Act (SSA) in the Government Gazette:

  • The Regulation on Entitlement to Compensatory Benefits in the Eve
Cash sickness benefits covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=e0227877-c2b9-4494-8dc4-e1cbbbda… mmarquez
United States: Deferral of employment tax deposits and payments through December 31, 2020 United States

The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) allows employers to defer the deposit and payment of the employer's share of Social Security taxes and self-employed individuals to defer payment of certain self-employment taxes.

The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) allows employers to defer the deposit and payment of the employer's share of Social Security taxes and self-employed individuals to defer payment of certain self-employment taxes from March 27th to December 31st, 2020. Payments…

The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) allows employers to defer the deposit and payment of the employer's share of Social Security taxes and self-employed individuals to defer payment of certain self-employment taxes from March 27th to December 31st, 2020.

Contribution Collection and Compliance covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/deferral-of-employment-tax-deposits-and-payments-t… mmarquez
France: Benefit from daily allowances and the employer supplement, without waiting period or eligibility conditions. france

Afin d’inciter au maximum les personnes présentant des symptômes à rester isolées à leur domicile, elles pourront bénéficier d’indemnités journalières et du complément employeur, sans délai de carence ou de conditions d’ouverture du droit, lorsqu’elles sont testées positives à la Covid-19 ou dès…

In order to encourage people with symptoms to remain isolated at their home as much as possible, they will be able to benefit from daily allowances and the employer supplement, without waiting period or eligibility conditions, when they are tested positive for Covid-19 or when they are…

Health Insurance covid19 Published Measures summary https://travail-emploi.gouv.fr/actualites/presse/communiques-de-presse/article/… pmassetti
Payment Increases set to take effect in January 2021 ireland

Payments for qualified child dependants will increase by €5 for children aged 12 or over and €2 for children aged up to 12, meaning parents on weekly social welfare payments will see an increase in their weekly rate of payment. These increases will take effect at various dates in January…

Payments for qualified child dependants will increase by €5 for children aged 12 or over and €2 for children aged up to 12, meaning parents on weekly social welfare payments will see an increase in their weekly rate of payment. These increases will take effect at various dates in January…

Budget 2021 Payment Increases set to take effect in January 2021 - Over €177 million in improvements to weekly welfare payments

From Department of Social Protection 

Published on 31 December 2020

Children, Covid-19 covid19, family Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/f6302-budget-2021-payment-increases-set-to-… mmarquez
COVID-19, the social contract and the need for a new normal for social protection

Development Pathways (January 2021) David Hillson takes a look at the recent historical role of the social contract in social protection within the context of COVID-19. He argues that the social contract has been central to huge socio-economic advances and is a product and reflection of each…

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.developmentpathways.co.uk/publications/covid-19-the-social-contract… pmassetti
US: Rethinking social insurance: Policies to protect workers and families United States

brookings.edu (07.01.2021) In the spring of 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated recession, policymakers originated significant expansions to social insurance, including unemployment insurance benefits, refundable tax credits, and paid leave. Because of this expansion,…

Policy Analysis covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2021/01/07/rethinking-social-insurance-… pmassetti
France: Transparent masks for child care staff european union, france

October 2020 (caf.fr)

In October 2020, the Cnaf released 5 million euros for the purchase of 500,000 inclusive masks (transparent) for early childhood professionals working in a childcare centre or "childcare assistants' centres".

In October 2020, the Cnaf released 5 million euros for the purchase of 500,000 inclusive masks (transparent) for early childhood professionals working in a childcare centre or "childcare assistants' centres".

Health, Safety and health at work, Financing, Covid-19 covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.caf.fr/allocataires/caf-de-la-haute-savoie/actualites/annee/2020/de… cambrosio
France: continuation of entitlements by CAF during COVID crisis european union, france

From the beginning of the pandemic, decisions were taken to ensure the automatic renewal of social minimum entitlements. Given the reopening of all public services, this measure now only concerns certain benefits. This is particularly the case for disabled persons receiving the disabled adult…

From the beginning of the pandemic, decisions were taken to ensure the automatic renewal of social minimum entitlements. Given the reopening of all public services, this measure now only concerns certain benefits. This is particularly the case for disabled persons receiving the disabled adult…

Disability, Family benefits, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, family Published Measures summary https://www.caf.fr/allocataires/actualites/2020/pendant-la-crise-sanitaire-la-c… cambrosio
France: financial aid in the form of emergency relief to help the most needy families Europe , france

March 2020 (caf.fr)

In order to provide urgent financial support to families identified as being in distress in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic, since March 2020, the Caisses d'allocations familiales (CAF) have been able to release financial aid in the form of emergency relief to…

In order to provide urgent financial support to families identified as being in distress in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic, since March 2020, the Caisses d'allocations familiales (CAF) have been able to release financial aid in the form of emergency relief to help the most needy families…

Family benefits, Housing, Social assistance, Food and nutrition, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants, family, poverty Published Measures summary https://www.caf.fr/sites/default/files/caf/411/Covid-19/AFI-urgence-Covid_note-… cambrosio
France: The allowance for the new school year 2020 is exceptionally increased by €100 european union, france

08.12.2020 (education.gouv.fr)

Since the circulation of the Covid19 and the health crisis, the Caisse nationale des allocations familiales (Cnaf) has put in place measures to support particularly disadvantaged families, as well as various managers of services useful to families. The back…

The back-to-school allowance (Allocation de rentrée scolaire) paid to families with the lowest incomes and school-age children has been exceptionally increased by €100 per child as part of the Government's Recovery Plan.

Family benefits, Children, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, family, poverty Published Measures summary https://www.education.gouv.fr/l-allocation-de-rentree-scolaire-305463 cambrosio
Finland: Several temporary changes to the unemployment laws extended to 31 March 2021 finland

kela.fi (21.12.2020) Several temporary changes made to the unemployment benefit laws have been extended until the end of March 2021. Self-employed persons will remain eligible for labour market subsidy payments until 31 March 2021 if their business has suffered due to the coronavirus epidemic.…

Several temporary changes made to the unemployment benefit laws have been extended until the end of March 2021. Self-employed persons will remain eligible for labour market subsidy payments until 31 March 2021 if their business has suffered due to the coronavirus epidemic. Higher exempt amounts…

Several temporary changes made to the unemployment benefit laws have been extended until the end of March 2021. Self-employed persons will remain eligible for labour market subsidy payments until 31 March 2021 if their business has suffered due to the coronavirus epidemic. Exceptions made

Employment, Extension of coverage, Covid-19 covid19, Covid19_deconfinement_measures, extending coverage, self-employed Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.kela.fi/web/en/news-archive/-/asset_publisher/lN08GY2nIrZo/content/… siha
Coronavirus Relief Package: $600 Stimulus Check, $300 Unemployment

The coronavirus relief bill extends and modifies several provisions first enacted in the CARES Act, Congress’s $2.2 trillion pandemic relief law that was passed in March. With this package, lawmakers will have responded to the coronavirus and related economic hardship with a record-setting $3…

https://taxfoundation.org/coronavirus-relief-bill-stimulus-check/ pmassetti
US: Stimulus deal is a needed lifeline for the economy, but more help will likely be needed in 2021 United States

The Washington Post (21.12.2020) The biggest concern with the bill is that the aid doesn’t last long enough

Cash transfers covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/12/21/stimulus-bill-economy/ pmassetti
This company is combining video calls with pop-up clinics to help more people get the care they need

weforum.org (06.01.2021)The use of telemedicine has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Start-up Carbon Health is working to make it accessible to underserved communities. Its founder says it has reduced costs by using technology to improve efficiency. His company uses pop-up clinics to deliver…

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/01/improving-access-telemedicine-covid19/ pmassetti
Better public health systems lessen people's need to save for emergencies | LSE Business Review

Public spending in health may allow consumers to decrease their precautionary savings and spend more, thus supporting aggregate demand, writes Valerio Ercolani

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/2020/12/14/better-public-health-systems-… pmassetti
How China pays for its COVID-19 medical bills china

World Economic Forum (14.12.2020) China covers the COVID-19 medical costs for all patients including domestic migrants. The payment structure is part of the country’s “wartime” governance. It also reflects the long-term institutional transformation of the Chinese healthcare system.

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/12/how-china-pays-for-its-covid-19-medical-… pmassetti
Peru: Bonus of S / 930 to the ONP pensioners will be paid from January 11 peru

El Peruano (23.12.2020) The Government published the Emergency Decree No. 137-2020, which authorizes transfers to central government entities and regional governments, for the payment of extraordinary bonus established in Law 31083, equivalent to a minimum vital remuneration (930 soles) to…

The Emergency Decree No. 137-2020 authorizes transfers to central government entities and regional governments, for the payment of extraordinary bonus established in Law 31083, equivalent to 930 soles to pensioners of the Social Security Normalization Office (ONP). The extraordinary bonus will…

The extraordinary bonus to pensioners of the Social Security Normalization Office (ONP) of S / 930, approved yesterday by the government, will begin to be paid from January 11 of next year, it will be automatic and will be paid in the same account in which the pension is deposited, together with

Old age Pensions, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://elperuano.pe/noticia/112310-bono-de-s-930-a-jubilados-de-la-onp-empezar… siha
Peru: First deposits to AFP affiliates would be before January 9 peru

El Peruano (03.12.2020) Law N ° 31068 approved on November 18 authorizes that people who have not worked on the payroll in the last 12 months will be able to withdraw up to four tax units (UIT), that is, 17,200 soles. The first deposits would be made before January 9, 2021.

Law N ° 31068 approved on November 18 authorizes that people who have not worked on the payroll in the last 12 months will be able to withdraw up to four tax units (UIT), that is, 17,200 soles. The first deposits would be made before January 9, 2021.

12/03/2020 Law N ° 31068 authorizes a retirement of pension savings of up to 17,200 soles.

 

 

The first deposits to comply with Law N ° 31068, which authorizes a retirement of pension

Old age Pensions, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://elperuano.pe/noticia/110122-primeros-depositos-a-afiliados-de-afp-seria… siha
Chile: ProVida | Second Withdrawal Request of 10% chile

ProVida (10.12.2020) All members of an AFP (contributors, non-contributors and pensioners) can request their Second Retirement withdrawal up to 10% of the total saving in their Mandatory Account, with a maximum…

All members of an AFP (contributors, non-contributors and pensioners) can request their Second Retirement withdrawal up to 10% of the total saving in their Mandatory Account, with a maximum amount of 150UF (…

Old age Pensions, Survivor, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://retiro.provida.cl/ siha
EPF i-Sinar Account 1 withdrawal: Here's everything you need to know malaysia

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has revealed full details for the i-Sinar program which will allow eligible members to make withdrawals from Account 1. The i-Sinar program was introduced to assist members who are affected by the current pandemic situation. Affected members who wish to take…

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has revealed full details for the i-Sinar program which will allow eligible members to make withdrawals from Account 1. The i-Sinar program was introduced to assist members who are affected by the current pandemic situation. Affected members who wish to take…

Pensions covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.soyacincau.com/2020/12/03/epf-kwsp-i-sinar-what-you-need-to-know-ho… pmassetti