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Coronavirus: Struggling Flemish businesses can receive up to €15,000 in financial support belgium

Flemish Government: Flemish businesses losing at least 60% of their turnover to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis are to benefit from a new support mechanism announced by the regional government.

The measure,announced on Friday,covers the period from 1 August to 30 September,but…

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How to apply for New York’s new COVID-19 rent relief program united states

A new rent relief program launched Tuesday that provides subsidies to eligible low-income New Yorkers financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic. First signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month,the assistance program helps low-income households experiencing increased rent burden due…

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Ottawa sets minimum unemployment rate at 13.1 per cent for EI calculation canada

The federal government has temporarily set a minimum unemployment rate of 13.1 per cent to calculate employment insurance benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those people living in regions with an unemployment rate lower than that threshold will have their EI benefits calculated at…

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State launches $115M grant program for small biz,agriculture relief united states

A pair of state grant funds in Michigan totaling $115 million launches today as another source of financial assistance for small businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The $100 million Small Business Restart Program will provide grants of up to $20,000 to small businesses and…

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Plano de saúde deve cobrir o teste para Covid-19 desde março brazil

The National Supplementary Health Agency has included the Coronavirus test in the list of mandatory procedures in health plans. The name of the exam is: RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 (CORONAVÍRUS COVID-19). All health plans and insurance are required to take the exam since March 13th. On that day ANS…

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Pennsylvania announces hazard pay for essential workers united states

The State of Pennsylvania announced a $50 million grant program for employers of essential workers who serve on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

The COVID-19 PA Hazard Pay Grant Program reimburses employers for providing $3 per hour raises to workers making less than $20 an…

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COVID19 NEWS & RESOURCES united states

Since the beginning of the pandemic,many states (in different dates) prohibited utility shutoffs and allowed late-payment of utilities fees to ensure that residents sheltering in place maintained access to electricity,gas and water in their homes.

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Grants provide $5.7M for Washington tribes for COVID relief united states

Nearly $6 million in federal grants have been approved for five Washington tribes to pay for programs to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus and give financial help to tribal members for rent and utility bills.

The federal COVID-19 response grants are intended to assist in the…

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COVID-19 Hong Kong Employment Support Scheme Hong Kong, China

The Hong Kong government will,through the Hong Kong employers,cover 50% of employees’ salaries for six months. The subsidy for each Hong Kong employee will be capped at HKD 9,000.

The Employment Support Scheme (“ESS”) - as this measure was called - is estimated to cover 260,000 Hong Kong…

Employment, Cash transfers covid19, Emergency grants, self-employed, youth employment Published Measures summary socpro
Cyprus Government announces a new €150 million economic support package to deal with the effects of the pandemic cyprus

The Special Plan to Support the Unemployed is addressed to any person who is registered as a regular unemployed person in its Employment Service Register and received unemployment benefits,for which he has exhausted the right to be paid either in January,February,March,April 2020,May 2020,or…

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Australia expands wage subsidy scheme as COVID-19 cases surge australia

The government on Thursday announced it would spend A$1.5 billion ($1.1 billion) to substantially extend a program to subsidise the wages of apprentices. The funds will more than double the number of apprentice workers covered,to around 180,000 across all industries and to run until March next…

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Coronavirus: Five new schemes for economic recovery worth €150m cyprus

Cabinet on Wednesday approved measures set to support the economy until October in light of the coronavirus pandemic with a budget of €150 million.

The four schemes offer wage subsidies to support employers in specific sectors impacted by COVID-19. Special attention is given to the…

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Human Services Offering Pandemic Childcare Subsidy for Working Parents U.S. Virgin Islands

The V.I. Department of Human Services is offering working parents and guardians relief during the COVID-19 pandemic via a Federal Block Grant program that provides a child care subsidy for children up to 12 years old.
At Tuesday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing,Human Services Assistant…

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3 300 Zimbabweans in SA apply for food assistance south africa

The Pretoria high court judge Selby Baqwa ruled on 19 June that the R350 Special Covid-19 social relief grant be extended to asylum seekers and special permit holders from Lesotho,Angola and Zimbabwe.

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Families of all frontline healthcare workers who died from Covid-19 will be eligible for compensation package,Health Minister announces ireland

The families of all frontline healthcare workers who died from Covid-19 while carrying out their duties will be eligible for a retrospective compensation package,Health Minister Stephen Donnelly announced tonight.

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Gambia: NaNa Announces U.S.$10 Million Nafa Quick Package Targets 83,000 Households gambia

The National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) on Monday announced a US$10 million Nafa Quick package aimed at contributing to the mitigation of the social and economic impact of COVID-19 on the population.
Nafa Quick is a government programme with the objectives of providing cash transfers (D1,500…

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July stimulus: What does the plan mean for you? ireland

There is a new apprenticeship incentivisation scheme which will provide a €2,000 payment to support employers to take on new apprenticeships in 2020.
This is part of July stimulus package,the largest-ever cash injection for Irish economy (more than €5 billion in cash,along with €2 billion…

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SMEs in Ireland can now apply for €4,000 to €25,000 in restart grants ireland

The Government has opened applications to the Restart Grant Plus Scheme,which aims to help SMEs adapt and reopen following Covid-19 restrictions.
In this new round of the Restart Grant Plus Scheme,SMEs will now be able to apply for grants of between €4,000 and €25,000 as they reopen or…

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Human Rights ministry announces Eid packages for transgenders affected by COVID-19 pakistan

The Ministry of Human Rights has launched Eid relief packages for coronavirus affected transgenders with the support of the United Nations Development Program( UNDP) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

According to the Human Rights Ministry,the beneficiaries were identified…

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Aged care workers across Australia will be given paid pandemic leave australia

Unions have seized on a decision by the national industrial tribunal to give paid pandemic leave to aged care staff,arguing some casual employees will go to work sick because they do not work the regular hours needed to qualify for the payment.
Aged care workers across Australia will be…

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COVID-19: Australia to introduce pandemic leave payment,says Australian PM australia

Australia will introduce a pandemic leave payment for workers who have run out of sick leave but need to be quarantined because they have been directed to stay at home due to the novel coronavirus,Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Monday (Aug 3).
The announcement comes as the country…

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Nigeria Strengthened Surveillance To Curb COVID-19 Spread ― WHO nigeria

Lagos state authorities say they are determined to safeguard the lives of health care workers who risk getting infected in the line of duty. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced that a COVID-19 allowance would be made available to emergency healthcare workers in the state. The governor also…

Health, Cash transfers, Prevention of occupational risks covid19, Emergency grants, OSH Published Measures summary socpro
Check if you can claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme united kingdom

The grant is available for self-employed or members of a partnership who have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). Beneficiaries will get a taxable grant based on their average trading profit over the 3 tax years: 2016 to 2017; 2017 to 2018; 2018 to 2019. The grant does not need…

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European Commission approves Latvia's EUR 51 million support program for businesses hit by Covid-19 crisis latvia

The government-financed program is intended to support exporting enterprises that have suffered from the Covid-19 crisis. The support will be provided in the form of grants,which will be provided to subsidize wages of the employees working in the affected companies.

The size of the…

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Grenadians Begin Receiving Stimulus Payments Promised by Government grenada

Under the stimulus package announced by the Prime Minister on March 20,2020,one of the measures is intended to avoid layoffs and loss of livelihoods in the tourism sector. The income support is intended for public bus operators,taxi drivers,tourist vendors and other such identified hospitality-…

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