Policy Responses to COVID-19

Submitted by socpro on Fri, 05/22/2020 - 16:58
measures summary

Cash benefits to: Workers who temporarily stopped working or have been on unpaid leave (VND 1.8 million/person/month); (iv) unemployed workers without unemployment insurance, and self-employed workers (VND 1 million/person/month); (v) households with monthly taxable revenue below VND 100 million/month that temporarily suspended business (VND 1 million/household/month).

Benefits will also be provided to poor households.

This is part of a cash transfer package worth of VND 36 trillion. The allowances would be provided over at least three months (until June), and would be taken from the central
government and local administrations' budgets. More than 10 percent of the population is estimated to benefit from this program.

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