Government expands wage subsidy to include 3 million furloughed, reduced pay workers

Submitted by socpro on Tue, 10/13/2020 - 16:07
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The wage subsidy program was initially launched on Aug. 4.

Those people eligible for the wage subsidy are workers who earn less than Rp 5 million (US$339.25) per month and are active members of the Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) as of June 30.

Eligible recipients will receive a total wage subsidy of Rp 2.4 million starting in September, disbursed in installments of Rp 1.2 million every two months to cover a total period of four months.

The wage subsidy program applied to eligible recipients of all occupations, including those laid off, furloughed or that have had pay cuts.

Adjusted on 11 August 2020: From its initial target of 13 million workers, the government increased the number of targeted recipients to cover a total of 15.7 million workers. The government also increased the budget for the program by 13.9 percent to Rp 37.7 trillion to cover the expansion in targeted recipients.

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