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Gov’t Launches New Cash Transfer Scheme to Assist IDPoor Families During COVID-19 cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday launched a new government project to spend $25 million a month to support IDPoor households affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The program will facilitate cash transfers to households identified by the government as part of the Identification of Poor…

Family benefits, Cash transfers, Social assistance covid19, family Published Measures summary https://www.voacambodia.com/a/govt-launches-new-cash-transfer-scheme-to-assist-… socpro
Govt unveils $10m relief fund for artists zimbabwe

Government has unveiled a $10 million Covid-19 Relief Fund for artists that have been affected by the devastating global pandemic.

Individual artists will pocket $5 000 each while registered organisations and social organisations in the sector will get $7 500 if they meet the criteria…

Cash transfers, Difficult to cover group covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.herald.co.zw/govt-unveils-10m-relief-fund-for-artists/ socpro
Health insurance to cover covid-19 treatment in makeshift hospitals india

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) said if a policyholder tests positive for covid-19 and is admitted into a makeshift hospital on the advice of a medical practitioner or government authorities,then notwithstanding the definition of hospital mentioned in the…

Health, Occupational accidents and diseases, Health Insurance covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.livemint.com/insurance/news/health-insurance-to-cover-covid-19-trea… socpro
Reducen en 30% y 50% la tarifa de energía eléctrica en Panamá panama

Panama will apply a reduction of 30% to 50% for all its consumers of electrical energy,which will benefit more than one million customers,as a mitigation measure due to the economic crisis generated by COVID-19. The measure will grant a 50% reduction in the electricity rate to customers who…

Housing covid19 Published Measures summary https://anpanama.com/9820-Reducen-en-30-y-50-la-tarifa-de-energia-electrica-en-… socpro
Grants to help Pittsburg businesses,meal programs united states

The city of Pittsburg has received funding through the federal Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus program to help local meal programs affected by the pandemic.

Grants under the program's meals portion are intended to provide Kansas cities and counties with funds to…

Food and nutrition, Social assistance covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.joplinglobe.com/coronavirus/grants-to-help-pittsburg-businesses-mea… socpro
Infonavit activará seguro de desempleo para afectados por coronavirus mexico

Infonavit (Instituto del Fondo Nacional de la Vivienda para los Trabajadores) is a federal institute for worker's housing that provides workers with mortgage and non-mortgage credit related to housing. Infonavit's has been offering five support programs for those who became unemployed,…

Housing, Unemployment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.forbes.com.mx/economia-finanzas-infonavit-seguro-desempleo-coronavi… socpro
Infonavit activará seguro de desempleo para afectados por coronavirus mexico

This is another of Infonavit's supports for unemployment and salary reduction; it is an extension of payments. The balance of the worker's account will be frozen for three months and no interest of any kind will be produced in that period. The difference from the Universal Job Loss…

Housing, Unemployment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.forbes.com.mx/economia-finanzas-infonavit-seguro-desempleo-coronavi… socpro
Special allowance for 13,000 students paid cyprus

Around 13,000 students received a special allowance to make up for the school breakfasts they missed during March and April during the lockdown,the education ministry announced on Sunday.

The students are primary and secondary public school students that are eligible for free breakfast…

Food and nutrition covid19 Published Measures summary https://cyprus-mail.com/2020/07/12/special-allowance-for-13000-students-paid/ socpro
Infonavit activará seguro de desempleo para afectados por coronavirus mexico

This is the third measure to support workers' Infonavit credit. This is a discount on the monthly installments via payroll. If the company where the borrower works is declared laying off employees (Paro Técnico),a discount of up to 25 percent will be applied to the payments on their payroll…

Housing, Unemployment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.forbes.com.mx/economia-finanzas-infonavit-seguro-desempleo-coronavi… socpro
Afghanistan launches new COVID-19 relief package Afghanistan

The Afghan government has launched a new COVID-19 relief program as part of its efforts to help households facing economic hardship due to the ongoing pandemic.

The government will allocate $86 million and then $158 million in the second phase to provide food to people across the country…

Food and nutrition covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.siasat.com/afghanistan-launches-new-covid-19-relief-package-1926149/ socpro
CARES Act Eviction Moratorium united states

Section 4024 of the CARES Act provides a temporary moratorium on eviction filings as well as other protections for tenants in certain rental properties with federal assistance or federally related financing.
These protections are designed to alleviate the economic and public health…

Housing covid19 Published Measures summary https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/IN/IN11320 socpro
Serbia to pay 60% of two bottom wages of MSME employees - fin min serbia

Serbia's government plans to pay 60% of two monthly salaries to employees of micro,small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to support the economic recovery after the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

The first payment will be made by August 10,while the second will be done in…

Employment, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://seenews.com/news/serbia-to-pay-60-of-two-bottom-wages-of-msme-employees… socpro
USDA Launches New Program to Feed Kids in Michigan united states

The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program provides temporary benefits to families with children who relied on free or reduced-priced lunch at school.

The State of Michigan was the first state to operate Pandemic EBT,a supplemental food purchasing benefit to current SNAP (…

Food and nutrition covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2020/04/09/usda-launches-new-program-… socpro
Support for families austria

For many families,the corona crisis has meant financial losses or additional financial expenditure. For every child who is entitled to family allowance in September 2020,there is therefore a child bonus of EUR 360. The payment is made automatically and without application. This also applies to…

Family benefits covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.bmafj.gv.at/Services/News/Unterst%C3%BCtzung-f%C3%BCr-Familien-und-… socpro
Infonavit dará prórroga a Pymes para pago de aportaciones por COVID-19 mexico

Infonavit contributions are the payments that both employers and workers make to comply with the employer's obligation and the worker's right to have decent housing. To do this,employers pay an amount equal to 5% of their wages to their workers. These deposits,which go to a savings…

Housing covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.elfinanciero.com.mx/empresas/infonavit-dara-prorroga-a-pymes-para-p… socpro
Support for job seekers austria

The corona crisis hit the job market hard. The Federal Government has therefore decided to provide unemployment benefits. Those who were unemployed for 60 days in the May to August observation period receive a one-time payment of 450 euros. This means that if someone starts a job in early July,…

Unemployment covid19 Published Measures summary socpro
Illinois governor signs COVID bill for essential workers united states

Illinois: Legislation signed into law in Illinois will provide worker compensation benefits for front-line and essential workers who contract COVID-19 on the job under certain conditions. The law will provide death benefits for first responders (including police officers and firefighters) who…

Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20200609/NEWS08/912335019/Illinois-go… socpro
Covid-19: Bulgarian PM says Cabinet adds 1.9B leva to stimulus funding,to extend epidemic declaration bulgaria

A new package approved by the Government on July 27 including 1.16 billion leva for social measures and 731 million leva for economic measures.

The single largest allocation was 318 million to boost state pensions with 50 leva a month for a period of three consecutive months. Borissov…

Old age Pensions covid19 Published Measures summary https://sofiaglobe.com/2020/07/27/covid-19-bulgarian-cabinet-adds-1-9b-leva-to-… socpro
COVID-19: Workers' Compensation united states

States are taking action to extend workers’ compensation coverage to include first responders and health care workers impacted by COVID-19. A common approach is to amend state policy so that COVID-19 infections in certain workers are presumed to be work-related and covered under workers’…

Cash sickness benefits, Occupational accidents and diseases covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and-employment/covid-19-workers-compensatio… socpro
UK Government announces more grants for small businesses to support COVID-19 recovery united kingdom

The UK Government has announced £20 million of new funding to support small businesses as they recover from COVID-19.

Small and medium sized businesses in England can access grants of up to £5,000 to put towards the cost of new equipment,technology and specialist advice.

Cash transfers, Unemployment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.britishmarine.co.uk/News/2020/July/UK-Government-announces-more-gra… socpro
L.A. City Council passes $100-million coronavirus rent relief program united states

Nearly 50,000 Los Angeles families hurt by the economic and health fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic could get help from a $100-million rent relief program passed by the City Council on Tuesday.

The money would provide up to $2,000 in rental assistance for low-income households who have…

Housing, Family benefits covid19, family Published Measures summary https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2020-06-23/l-a-passes-100-millio… socpro
Retail businesses can apply for subsidies of up to €50,000 luxembourg

From 3 August onwards,retail businesses can apply for financial assistance from the government.

The amount of assistance is 1,000 euros per employee for the month of July,750 euros per employee for the month of August and 500 euros per employee for the month of September. This aid…

Employment, Cash transfers, Unemployment covid19 Published Measures summary https://today.rtl.lu/news/luxembourg/a/1559203.html socpro
What states can learn from Illinois’ new COVID-19 utility relief agreement united states

Illinois regulators approved a wide-ranging COVID-19 utility relief agreement Thursday that extends the state’s moratorium on utility service shut-offs until at least late July and provides nearly $50 million to help customers pay overdue bills.

As part of the deal,Illinois utilities will…

Housing, Family benefits covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.power-grid.com/2020/06/24/what-states-can-learn-from-illinois-new-c… socpro
Macron announces bonus package for homecare workers amid COVID-19 crisis france

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday the country's 320,000 homecare workers would each be granted a COVID-19 bonus of 500 euros,a package worth 160 million euros (144.3 million pounds).

The French state would put up 80 million euros and the local governments the other…

Health covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/reuters/macron-announces-bonus-package-for-homecar… socpro
State Treasurer: $300M in grants available to help first responders,local governments due to COVID-19 united states

Michigan: State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks Wednesday announced two new grant programs that will provide an overall total of $300 million to help first responders receive premium hazard pay and reimburse local governments for payroll costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The First…

Health, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.uppermichiganssource.com/2020/07/08/state-treasurer-300m-in-grants-… socpro