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Government makes it easier to receive the R350 coronavirus grant – what you need to know south africa

Adjusted from 21 April 2020: The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) will open its systems to allow approved applicants to change their preferred method of payment for the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant.

Sassa said that from Monday (31 August) to Sunday (…

Unemployment, Cash transfers, Client, Service quality covid19 Published Measures summary https://businesstech.co.za/news/finance/428512/government-makes-it-easier-to-re… socpro
Doctors’ strike: FG approves additional N8.9bn for June COVID-19 hazard allowance nigeria

The Federal Government has approved additional N8.9bn to pay up the large chunk of the June 2020 COVID-19 allowance to all health workers in the country. The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) had embarked on a total and an indefinite strike in all Federal and State hospitals in the…

Health, Cash transfers Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://healthwise.punchng.com/doctors-strike-fg-approves-additional-n8-9bn-for… socpro
Segurança Social aumenta proteção de trabalhadores afetados pela Covid-19 portugal

Financing of the salary of those absent until 28 days to take care of relatives in isolation

Employment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.portugal.gov.pt/pt/gc22/comunicacao/noticia?i=seguranca-social-aume… socpro
Transport Ministry to share N10 billion palliative scheme nigeria

The Federal Ministry of Transportation says that it is launching a committee to draw guidelines for the disbursement of a N10 billion palliative fund for road transport operators and workers.

Cash transfers Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://nairametrics.com/2020/09/11/transport-ministry-to-share-n10-billion-pal… socpro
COVID-19: FLEXIBILITY TO TAKE CARE OF SICK CHILD luxembourg

If a child is infected or suspected of being infected with covid-19 and is placed in isolation or quarantine, the leave taken by a parent to care for the child will not be counted against their number of available family leave days (rather than an extension to family leave there will be a…

Family benefits covid19 Published Measures summary https://delano.lu/d/detail/news/covid-19-flexibility-take-care-sick-child/211537 socpro
New September stimulus payments announced for unemployed individuals saint kitts and nevis

Some 3,000 persons, who remain unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, will benefit from further assistance from the St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board in the month of September.

Unemployment, Cash transfers Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://www.thestkittsnevisobserver.com/september-stimulus-payments-announced-f… socpro
Covid-19: Togolese government to put in place special insurance for health workers togo

In Togo, all medical staff will benefit from special covid-19 insurance. The insurance covers all those working in health centers who strive to prevent the spread of the virus.

Health covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.togofirst.com/en/health/1409-6230-covid-19-togolese-government-to-p… socpro
Government extends insurance scheme for frontline health workers fighting COVID-19 for 6 months india

Adjusted from 20 June 2020: The Rs 50-lakh insurance cover to frontline health workers fighting COVID-19 has been extended for six months. The 'Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19' was announced on March 30 for 90 days. It was…

Health, Cash transfers Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/government-extends-insurance-scheme-for… socpro
Covid-19: Bulgarian PM says Cabinet adds 1.9B leva to stimulus funding, to extend epidemic declaration bulgaria

Adjusted from 15 March 2020: The Bulgarian state will give 1000 leva (about 500 euro) extra a month to every medical professional on the frontline against Covid-19 coronavirus.

Extended until the end of 2020.

Health covid19 Published Measures summary https://sofiaglobe.com/2020/07/27/covid-19-bulgarian-cabinet-adds-1-9b-leva-to-… socpro
DL RILANCIO: PROROGATO FINO AL 31 LUGLIO 2020 IL CONGEDO PARENTALE STRAORDINARIO italy

Adjusted from 18 March 2020: Extension of extraordinary parental leave until 31 July 2020. This is established by a rule contained in the Relaunch Decree which increases the permits available from parents with children up to 12 years from 15 to 30 days.

Family benefits, Parental leave, Children covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.patronato.acli.it/dl-rilancio-prorogato-fino-al-31-luglio-2020-il-c… socpro
Pandemic Unemployment Payment extended - but some rates will be tapered from 17 September ireland

Adjusted from 20 March 2020: The Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) will be extended until April as part of the government’s July stimulus package. Closes to new entrants from September 17th. Will be cut in line with past incomes.

Unemployment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.thejournal.ie/pandemic-payment-extended-5157976-Jul2020/ socpro
Israel expands economic safety net to deal with nationwide lockdown israel

Israel has expanded its Covid-19 national economic safety net program ahead of the full nationwide lockdown that will begin on Friday, 18 September.
Employees who are put on unpaid leaves by their employers will receive increased unemployment benefits.

Unemployment, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a1083577.html socpro
Perte de gain pour certains indépendants (APG) switzerland

Adjusted from 20 March 2020: Extends Compensation in the event of loss of earnings for the self-employed to:
- The self-employed who are not directly concerned by the closure of businesses or by the ban on demonstrations, provided that the income from gainful activity subject to the AVS…

Cash transfers, Employment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.fpe-ciga.ch/mesures-economiques/articles/apg-independants.html#:~:t… socpro
Gov. Lee announces new, expanded financial relief programs amid COVID-19 pandemic United States

Adjusted from 2 June 2020: Expansion of Tennessee Small Business Relief Program to include additional businesses provided they have less than $10 million in annual gross sales and fall within an industry impacted by executive order limitations on activities, gatherings, and other non-essential…

Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.wkrn.com/community/health/coronavirus/gov-lee-announces-new-expande… socpro
Californians who contract COVID-19 at work get additional help under new law United States

Adjusted from 10 June 2020:California will extend the measure that relaxed the burden of proof to receive workers' compensation benefits for some employees who contract COVID-19 on the job under a bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Thursday.

Senate Bill 1159 by Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San…

Cash sickness benefits, Occupational accidents and diseases covid19 Published Measures summary https://news.yahoo.com/californians-contract-covid-19-additional-185630472.html socpro
Self-employed grant scheme extended as Rishi Sunak announces Winter Economy Plan united kingdom

Adjusted from 26 March 2020: MILLIONS of small businesses will get extra support from the government after Rishi Sunak announced he is extending the self-employed grant scheme.

The Chancellor confirmed the financial lifeline as part of his wider Winter Economy Plan to help prop up the…

Cash transfers, Extension of coverage covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/12756125/rishi-sunak-self-employed-grant-scheme-… socpro
Social workers bringing hope and comfort to Jamaica's most vulnerable jamaica

Since the first case of COVID-19 was conformed in Jamaica in March and up to the end of August, the social workers had delivered more than 37,600 food packages, 6,873 hygiene packages, and 2,996 cases of water to Jamaicans most at risk.

They have also distributed 1,893 cases of juices,…

Food and nutrition covid19 Published Measures summary http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/social-workers-bringing-hope-and-comfort-to… socpro
Meeting of the Council of Ministers on September 16, 2020 Timor-Leste

Adjusted from 5 June 2020: The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Adaljiza Albertina Xavier Reis Magno, presented the Decree-Law draft, approved by the Council of Minister, whose object is the first amendment to Decree-Law no 21/2020, of June 5th, which created the temporary subsidy in…

Employment, Extension of coverage covid19 Published Measures summary http://timor-leste.gov.tl/?p=25619&lang=en socpro
Spain extends COVID furlough scheme to January spain

Adjusted from 17 March 2020: Spain on September 28 agreed a last-minute extension of a scheme supporting hundreds of thousands of workers furloughed due to COVID-19, as part of a broader social protection package. In a deal reached hours before the ERTE furlough scheme was due to expire, the…

Unemployment, Extension of coverage covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/world/spain-extends-covid-furlough-scheme-to-… socpro
How to claim £144 if you've been working from home united kingdom

People who have worked from home since the start of the pandemic lockdown could be in line to claim £144 from the UK Government.

The money is available to cover the extra expense of working from home - such as electricity and heating bills.

You can claim £24 a month tax back on…

Prevention of occupational risks, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/how-claim-144-youve-been-18869991 socpro
Morocco’s Social Security Fund to Compensate Tourism Sector Employees morocco

Morocco’s Social Security Fund (CNSS) is set to launch a website for employees in the tourism sector affected by the COVID-19 crisis to request government compensation.

Companies will be able to declare employees and trainees eligible to benefit from a monthly compensation of MAD 2,000…

Employment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2020/09/317506/moroccos-social-security-fund-t… socpro
3000 people to benefit from COVID-19 Social Cash Transfer Programme dominica

Applications are now open for the Social Cash Transfers Assistance Programme which is intended to help vulnerable individuals and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The objective of the programme is to provide temporary income support to eligible vulnerable individuals and families who…

Cash transfers, Social assistance covid19 Published Measures summary https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/3000-people-to-benefit-from-c… socpro
Israel expands economic safety net to deal with nationwide lockdown israel

Israel has expanded its Covid-19 national economic safety net program ahead of the full nationwide lockdown that will begin on Friday, 18 September.
Some employers will receive employee retention grants, in the amount of 5,000 new shekels ($1,460) for each employee they kept, to encourage…

Employment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a1083577.html socpro
Guinea Bissau: electronic payment tools Guinea-Bissau

cabri-sbo.org (25.03.2020)

To promote the use of electronic payment tools the Western Africa Central Bank (BCEAO) is providing more flexible measures to open a mobile money and making transfers between people backed by electronic money free.

To promote the use of electronic payment tools the Western Africa Central Bank (BCEAO) is providing more flexible measures to open a mobile money and making transfers between people backed by electronic money free.

E-services, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.cabri-sbo.org/en/pages/covid-19-public-finance-monitor cambrosio
Tajikistan: Cash assistance for struggling families in Tajikistan amid the pandemic tajikistan

unicef.org (16.10.2020)

The Government of Tajikistan is working with the World Bank to provide support to low-income families in Tajikistan through the Tajikistan Emergency COVID-19 (TEC-19) Project. Up to 50,000 families with children under the age of 3, who are registered as poor in…

Up to 50,000 families with children under the age of 3, who are registered as poor in the national program of the Targeted Social Assistance (TSA), will receive one-off payments of 500 TJS (around US$50) in order to offset the impacts of the pandemic.

Unemployment, Social assistance, Cash transfers covid19, Emergency grants, family, labour markets, poverty Published Measures summary https://www.aa.com.tr/ru/%D0%BC%D0%B8%D1%80/%D0%BC%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B8%D0%B… cambrosio