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2021-01-21 Namibia: Employer Wage Subsidy Program during Covid-19 namibia The Employer Wage Subsidy Program for the hard hit industries under three (3) sectors of aviation, tourism and construction. This program is designed to save jobs. The program is driven by the following characteristics: a. Employers of affected industries will receive a subsidy based on their total… The Employer Wage Subsidy Program for the hard hit industries under three (3) sectors of aviation, tourism and construction. This program is designed to save jobs. The program is driven by the following characteristics: a. Employers of affected industries will receive a subsidy based on their total wage bill, driven by an SSC contribution waiver and a cash injection from the state. The aim is to give employers a cash subsidy of 17% of their total wage bill and SSC contribution holiday, or both… 2020-04-27 Fellow Namibians, Members of the media, Ladies and gentlemen, 1. As part of the ongoing response from the Government of the Republic of Namibia, the Ministry of Finance hereby announces the National Employment and Salary Scheme for COVID-19, in an effort to save jobs and reduce potential impact on… Employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, labour markets mmarquez https://mof.gov.na/documents/35641/90651/Statement+by+Hon.+Shiimi-+National+Emp…
2021-01-18 Norway: The number of care days will continue to be double from 1 January 2021 norway NAV (01.01.2021) The most measures for care allowance will be continued in 2021 due to the coronavirus. The measures until 31 December 2021: The number of care days doubles You can transfer care days to another caregiver when kindergarten / school / SFO is closed The employer cannot demand a… The most measures for care allowance will be continued in 2021 due to the coronavirus. The measures until 31 December 2021: The number of care days doubles You can transfer care days to another caregiver when kindergarten / school / SFO is closed The employer cannot demand a doctor's certificate from the 4th day The measures until 30 June 2021: You can use care days when kindergarten / school / SFO is closed You can use care days even if you have used up your days when there are… 2021-01-01 The number of care days will double from 1 January 2021 It has been decided that most measures for care allowance will be continued in 2021 due to the coronavirus. This applies until 31 December 2021: The number of care days doubles You can transfer care days to another caregiver when… Cash sickness benefits,Family benefits,Extension of coverage,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, extending coverage, family siha https://www.nav.no/familie/sykdom-i-familien/nb/omsorgspenger
2021-01-18 Malaysia: All employers in MCO areas eligible to apply for wage subsidy programme, says PM malaysia (18.01.2020) The Star The Wage Subsidy Programme 3.0 under the Social Security Organisation (Socso) will be improved, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The Prime Minister said all employers operating under the movement control order are eligible to apply, regardless of sectors. He said eligible… The Wage Subsidy Programme 3.0 under the Social Security Organisation (Socso) will be improved, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The Prime Minister said all employers operating under the movement control order are eligible to apply, regardless of sectors. He said eligible employers would receive a wage subsidy of RM600 for each of their employees earning less than RM4,000 for a period of one month. "Besides that, the limit of 200 employees for each application will be increased to 500 employees… 2021-01-18 Employment,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19 pmassetti https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2021/01/18/all-employers-in-mco-areas-el…
2021-01-15 Thailand: Social Security Fund contributions reduced for Jan-March 2021 thailand The Social Security Fund (SSF) regulation reduces the rate of mandatory Social Security Fund contributions under section 33 of the SSA effective from January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021. Contribution rates are calculated as a percentage of each employees’ monthly wages, based on a minimum monthly… The Social Security Fund (SSF) regulation reduces the rate of mandatory Social Security Fund contributions under section 33 of the SSA effective from January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021. Contribution rates are calculated as a percentage of each employees’ monthly wages, based on a minimum monthly wage of THB 1,650 and a maximum monthly wage of THB 15,000. Based on the minimum and maximum wages allowed for calculation, the contributions would range from THB 49.5 to THB 450 per month for both the… 2021-01-01 Due to the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand since December, 2020, Thailand’s Ministry of Labor recently published two regulations under the Social Security Act (SSA) in the Government Gazette: The Regulation on Entitlement to Compensatory Benefits in the Event of Unemployment Due… Contribution Collection and Compliance Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19 mmarquez https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=e0227877-c2b9-4494-8dc4-e1cbbbda…
2021-01-15 Thailand: Compensation for up to 3 months for employees who cannot work in the face of Second Wave of COVID-19 thailand This regulation is similar to a previous regulation from April, 2020, during the first wave of the pandemic, stating that the definition of force majeure under the Social Security Act B.E. 2533 (1990) (the SSA) includes hazards from pandemics of dangerous communicable diseases (including COVID-19… This regulation is similar to a previous regulation from April, 2020, during the first wave of the pandemic, stating that the definition of force majeure under the Social Security Act B.E. 2533 (1990) (the SSA) includes hazards from pandemics of dangerous communicable diseases (including COVID-19). This definition therefore affords protection to insured persons (i.e., employees) in the event that the COVID-19 pandemic results in their being unable to work, or their employers being unable to… 2021-01-01 Due to the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand since December, 2020, Thailand’s Ministry of Labor recently published two regulations under the Social Security Act (SSA) in the Government Gazette: The Regulation on Entitlement to Compensatory Benefits in the Event of Unemployment Due… Cash sickness benefits Published Measures summary covid19 mmarquez https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=e0227877-c2b9-4494-8dc4-e1cbbbda…
2021-01-15 United States: Deferral of employment tax deposits and payments through December 31, 2020 United States The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) allows employers to defer the deposit and payment of the employer's share of Social Security taxes and self-employed individuals to defer payment of certain self-employment taxes. The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) allows employers to defer the deposit and payment of the employer's share of Social Security taxes and self-employed individuals to defer payment of certain self-employment taxes from March 27th to December 31st, 2020. Payments need to be made between January 2st and April 30th, 2021. 2020-08-28 The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) allows employers to defer the deposit and payment of the employer's share of Social Security taxes and self-employed individuals to defer payment of certain self-employment taxes from March 27th to December 31st, 2020. Contribution Collection and Compliance Published Measures summary covid19 mmarquez https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/deferral-of-employment-tax-deposits-and-payments-t…
2021-01-15 France: Benefit from daily allowances and the employer supplement, without waiting period or eligibility conditions. france Afin d’inciter au maximum les personnes présentant des symptômes à rester isolées à leur domicile, elles pourront bénéficier d’indemnités journalières et du complément employeur, sans délai de carence ou de conditions d’ouverture du droit, lorsqu’elles sont testées positives à la Covid-19 ou dès… In order to encourage people with symptoms to remain isolated at their home as much as possible, they will be able to benefit from daily allowances and the employer supplement, without waiting period or eligibility conditions, when they are tested positive for Covid-19 or when they are symptomatic, pending the result of their test. 2021-01-08 Health Insurance Published Measures summary covid19 pmassetti https://travail-emploi.gouv.fr/actualites/presse/communiques-de-presse/article/…
2021-01-14 Payment Increases set to take effect in January 2021 ireland Payments for qualified child dependants will increase by €5 for children aged 12 or over and €2 for children aged up to 12, meaning parents on weekly social welfare payments will see an increase in their weekly rate of payment. These increases will take effect at various dates in January depending… Payments for qualified child dependants will increase by €5 for children aged 12 or over and €2 for children aged up to 12, meaning parents on weekly social welfare payments will see an increase in their weekly rate of payment. These increases will take effect at various dates in January depending on the weekly welfare payment that either parent is receiving. It is expected that this increase will benefit some 419,000 children at a cost of €59.2 million in 2021 2021-01-01 Budget 2021 Payment Increases set to take effect in January 2021 - Over €177 million in improvements to weekly welfare payments From Department of Social Protection  Published on 31 December 2020 Last updated on 30 December 2020     Over 375,000 Households to benefit from increase in Fuel… Children,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, family mmarquez https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/f6302-budget-2021-payment-increases-set-to-…
2021-01-14 COVID-19, the social contract and the need for a new normal for social protection Development Pathways (January 2021) David Hillson takes a look at the recent historical role of the social contract in social protection within the context of COVID-19. He argues that the social contract has been central to huge socio-economic advances and is a product and reflection of each… 2021-01-14 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.developmentpathways.co.uk/publications/covid-19-the-social-contract…
2021-01-12 US: Rethinking social insurance: Policies to protect workers and families United States brookings.edu (07.01.2021) In the spring of 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated recession, policymakers originated significant expansions to social insurance, including unemployment insurance benefits, refundable tax credits, and paid leave. Because of this expansion, the… 2021-01-12 Policy Analysis Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2021/01/07/rethinking-social-insurance-…
2021-01-08 France: Transparent masks for child care staff european union, france October 2020 (caf.fr) In October 2020, the Cnaf released 5 million euros for the purchase of 500,000 inclusive masks (transparent) for early childhood professionals working in a childcare centre or "childcare assistants' centres". In October 2020, the Cnaf released 5 million euros for the purchase of 500,000 inclusive masks (transparent) for early childhood professionals working in a childcare centre or "childcare assistants' centres". 2020-10-01 Health,Safety and health at work,Financing,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19 cambrosio https://www.caf.fr/allocataires/caf-de-la-haute-savoie/actualites/annee/2020/de…
2021-01-08 France: continuation of entitlements by CAF during COVID crisis european union, france From the beginning of the pandemic, decisions were taken to ensure the automatic renewal of social minimum entitlements. Given the reopening of all public services, this measure now only concerns certain benefits. This is particularly the case for disabled persons receiving the disabled adult… From the beginning of the pandemic, decisions were taken to ensure the automatic renewal of social minimum entitlements. Given the reopening of all public services, this measure now only concerns certain benefits. This is particularly the case for disabled persons receiving the disabled adult allowance (Aah) or the education allowance for disabled children (Aeeh). 2020-12-08 Disability,Family benefits,Cash transfers,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19, family cambrosio https://www.caf.fr/allocataires/actualites/2020/pendant-la-crise-sanitaire-la-c…
2021-01-08 France: financial aid in the form of emergency relief to help the most needy families Europe , france March 2020 (caf.fr) In order to provide urgent financial support to families identified as being in distress in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic, since March 2020, the Caisses d'allocations familiales (CAF) have been able to release financial aid in the form of emergency relief to help the… In order to provide urgent financial support to families identified as being in distress in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic, since March 2020, the Caisses d'allocations familiales (CAF) have been able to release financial aid in the form of emergency relief to help the most needy families to meet basic food needs or unpaid rent.  After identifying families in difficulty, social workers assess the social emergency and, if necessary, release emergency financial assistance. The amount of this… 2020-12-08 Family benefits,Housing,Social assistance,Food and nutrition,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants, family, poverty cambrosio https://www.caf.fr/sites/default/files/caf/411/Covid-19/AFI-urgence-Covid_note-…
2021-01-08 France: The allowance for the new school year 2020 is exceptionally increased by €100 european union, france 08.12.2020 (education.gouv.fr) Since the circulation of the Covid19 and the health crisis, the Caisse nationale des allocations familiales (Cnaf) has put in place measures to support particularly disadvantaged families, as well as various managers of services useful to families. The back-to-school… The back-to-school allowance (Allocation de rentrée scolaire) paid to families with the lowest incomes and school-age children has been exceptionally increased by €100 per child as part of the Government's Recovery Plan. 2020-12-08 Family benefits,Children,Cash transfers,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19, family, poverty cambrosio https://www.education.gouv.fr/l-allocation-de-rentree-scolaire-305463
2021-01-07 Finland: Several temporary changes to the unemployment laws extended to 31 March 2021 finland kela.fi (21.12.2020) Several temporary changes made to the unemployment benefit laws have been extended until the end of March 2021. Self-employed persons will remain eligible for labour market subsidy payments until 31 March 2021 if their business has suffered due to the coronavirus epidemic.… Several temporary changes made to the unemployment benefit laws have been extended until the end of March 2021. Self-employed persons will remain eligible for labour market subsidy payments until 31 March 2021 if their business has suffered due to the coronavirus epidemic. Higher exempt amounts of EUR 500 and EUR 465 will remain in force until the end of March 2021. Exceptions made to the rules on waiting periods, work requirements and maximum length of payment will expire at the end of 2020. 2020-12-21 Several temporary changes made to the unemployment benefit laws have been extended until the end of March 2021. Self-employed persons will remain eligible for labour market subsidy payments until 31 March 2021 if their business has suffered due to the coronavirus epidemic. Exceptions made to the… Employment,Extension of coverage,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Covid19_deconfinement_measures, extending coverage, self-employed siha https://www.kela.fi/web/en/news-archive/-/asset_publisher/lN08GY2nIrZo/content/…
2021-01-07 US: Stimulus deal is a needed lifeline for the economy, but more help will likely be needed in 2021 United States The Washington Post (21.12.2020) The biggest concern with the bill is that the aid doesn’t last long enough 2021-01-07 Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/12/21/stimulus-bill-economy/
2021-01-07 This company is combining video calls with pop-up clinics to help more people get the care they need weforum.org (06.01.2021)The use of telemedicine has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Start-up Carbon Health is working to make it accessible to underserved communities. Its founder says it has reduced costs by using technology to improve efficiency. His company uses pop-up clinics to deliver… 2021-01-07 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/01/improving-access-telemedicine-covid19/
2021-01-05 How China pays for its COVID-19 medical bills china World Economic Forum (14.12.2020) China covers the COVID-19 medical costs for all patients including domestic migrants. The payment structure is part of the country’s “wartime” governance. It also reflects the long-term institutional transformation of the Chinese healthcare system. 2021-01-05 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/12/how-china-pays-for-its-covid-19-medical-…
2020-12-24 Peru: Bonus of S / 930 to the ONP pensioners will be paid from January 11 peru El Peruano (23.12.2020) The Government published the Emergency Decree No. 137-2020, which authorizes transfers to central government entities and regional governments, for the payment of extraordinary bonus established in Law 31083, equivalent to a minimum vital remuneration (930 soles) to… The Emergency Decree No. 137-2020 authorizes transfers to central government entities and regional governments, for the payment of extraordinary bonus established in Law 31083, equivalent to 930 soles to pensioners of the Social Security Normalization Office (ONP). The extraordinary bonus will be paid from January 11, 2021. It will be paid automatically in the same account in which the pension is deposited. 2020-12-23 The extraordinary bonus to pensioners of the Social Security Normalization Office (ONP) of S / 930, approved yesterday by the government, will begin to be paid from January 11 of next year, it will be automatic and will be paid in the same account in which the pension is deposited, together with… Old age Pensions,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants siha https://elperuano.pe/noticia/112310-bono-de-s-930-a-jubilados-de-la-onp-empezar…
2020-12-24 Peru: First deposits to AFP affiliates would be before January 9 peru El Peruano (03.12.2020) Law N ° 31068 approved on November 18 authorizes that people who have not worked on the payroll in the last 12 months will be able to withdraw up to four tax units (UIT), that is, 17,200 soles. The first deposits would be made before January 9, 2021. Law N ° 31068 approved on November 18 authorizes that people who have not worked on the payroll in the last 12 months will be able to withdraw up to four tax units (UIT), that is, 17,200 soles. The first deposits would be made before January 9, 2021. 2020-12-03 12/03/2020 Law N ° 31068 authorizes a retirement of pension savings of up to 17,200 soles.     The first deposits to comply with Law N ° 31068, which authorizes a retirement of pension savings of up to 17,200 soles, would be made before January 9, 2021, said the deputy superintendent of AFP of… Old age Pensions,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants siha https://elperuano.pe/noticia/110122-primeros-depositos-a-afiliados-de-afp-seria…
2020-12-24 Chile: ProVida | Second Withdrawal Request of 10% chile ProVida (10.12.2020) All members of an AFP (contributors, non-contributors and pensioners) can request their Second Retirement withdrawal up to 10% of the total saving in their Mandatory Account, with a maximum amount of 150UF (around $ 4,300,000). Survival Pension beneficiaries can also make a… All members of an AFP (contributors, non-contributors and pensioners) can request their Second Retirement withdrawal up to 10% of the total saving in their Mandatory Account, with a maximum amount of 150UF (around $ 4,300,000). Survival Pension beneficiaries can also make a Retirement request for those balances. Members can apply from December 10, 2020, until December 2021.  2020-12-10 Old age Pensions,Survivor,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants siha https://retiro.provida.cl/
2020-12-21 EPF i-Sinar Account 1 withdrawal: Here's everything you need to know malaysia The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has revealed full details for the i-Sinar program which will allow eligible members to make withdrawals from Account 1. The i-Sinar program was introduced to assist members who are affected by the current pandemic situation. Affected members who wish to take out… The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has revealed full details for the i-Sinar program which will allow eligible members to make withdrawals from Account 1. The i-Sinar program was introduced to assist members who are affected by the current pandemic situation. Affected members who wish to take out funds are able to apply online starting from 21st December 2020. It allows around 8 million provident fund members aged 55 or younger who have lost their jobs or experienced a significant income… 2020-12-21 Pensions Published Measures summary covid19 pmassetti https://www.soyacincau.com/2020/12/03/epf-kwsp-i-sinar-what-you-need-to-know-ho…
2020-12-21 US: Congress poised to pass long-awaited $900 billion Covid rescue package United States CNNPolitics (21.12.2020) Congress is on the verge of passing a far-reaching $900 billion Covid relief package that promises to accelerate vaccine distribution and deliver much-needed aid to small businesses hit hard by the pandemic, Americans who have lost their jobs during the economic upheaval… 2020-12-21 Employment,Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://edition.cnn.com/2020/12/21/politics/stimulus-deal-votes/index.html
2020-12-18 Research Projects on COVID-19 and Long-Term Care – Resources to support community and institutional Long-Term Care responses to COVID-19 ltccovid.org - 2020 "If you're doing research on COVID-19 & Long-Term Care it may be useful to see what others are doing! Here's a searchable international database of projects (a bit UK biased, but hopefully we'll get information from more projects in other countries soon!) " 2020-12-18 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19 pmassetti https://ltccovid.org/completed-or-ongoing-research-projects-on-covid-19-and-lon…
2020-12-16 Cyprus: Support for Independent Employees Europe , cyprus Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance (09.12.2020) The Ministry announces that the Special Plans implemented in November 2020 continues for December 2020. Support for Independent Employees was also decided to continue supporting certain categories of self-employed persons who are… The Ministry announces that the Special Plans implemented in November 2020 continues for December 2020. Support for Independent Employees was also decided to continue supporting certain categories of self-employed persons who are significantly affected by the pandemic, such as photographers, taxi drivers, hotel workers and other categories, provided that their turnover is reduced compared to the same period last year exceeding 40%. The support provided corresponds to 60% of their income… 2020-12-09 Support for Independent Employees It was also decided to continue supporting certain categories of self-employed persons who are significantly affected by the pandemic, such as photographers, taxi drivers, hotel workers and other categories, provided that their turnover is reduced compared to the… Employment,Extension of coverage,Cash transfers,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, extending coverage, self-employed siha https://www.coronavirus.mlsi.gov.cy/post/%CE%B1%CE%BD%CE%B1%CE%BA%CE%BF%CE%AF%C…
2020-12-16 Cyprus: Very Small Business Support Europe , cyprus Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance (09.12.2020) The Ministry announces that the Special Plans implemented in November 2020 continues for December 2020. Very Small Business Support subsidizes 100% of the employees for enterprises that employ up to three (3 ) employees, especially for… The Ministry announces that the Special Plans implemented in November 2020 continues for December 2020. Very Small Business Support subsidizes 100% of the employees for enterprises that employ up to three (3 ) employees, especially for Business Plans in Full Suspension or related companies, 100% of the staff is subsidized for companies that employ up to nine (9) employees. 2020-12-09 Very Small Business Support Based on the Government's policy for additional support to the very small enterprises that constitute the vast majority of all enterprises, in all the above Special Plans, provisions have been included for subsidizing 100% of the employees for enterprises that employ up… Employment,Extension of coverage,Cash transfers,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants, extending coverage, youth employment siha https://www.coronavirus.mlsi.gov.cy/post/%CE%B1%CE%BD%CE%B1%CE%BA%CE%BF%CE%AF%C…
2020-12-16 Cyprus: Business / Employee Support for Certain Economic Activities Europe , cyprus Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance (09.12.2020) Businesses and workers in certain economic activities, such as workers in photographers, day care centers, banquet halls and other affected economic activities, the Special Plan for Businesses for Certain Economic Activities can be… Businesses and workers in certain economic activities, such as workers in photographers, day care centers, banquet halls and other affected economic activities, the Special Plan for Businesses for Certain Economic Activities can be provided to 50% of employees provided that turnover has been reduced by more than 40%. 2020-12-09 Business / Employee Support for Certain Economic Activities In addition to the above, given that the pandemic has disproportionately affected businesses and workers in certain economic activities, such as workers in photographers, day care centers, banquet halls and other affected economic… Employment,Extension of coverage,Cash transfers,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants, extending coverage, self-employed, youth employment siha https://www.coronavirus.mlsi.gov.cy/post/%CE%B1%CE%BD%CE%B1%CE%BA%CE%BF%CE%AF%C…
2020-12-16 Cyprus: Support for Businesses / Employees under mandatory full suspension Europe , cyprus Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance (09.12.2020) The Support of Businesses / Employees that are under mandatory full suspension based on the Decrees issued by the Minister of Health are implemented additional Special Plans for the period from 1 November 2020 to 31 December 2020 or… The Support of Businesses / Employees that are under mandatory full suspension based on the Decrees issued by the Minister of Health are implemented additional Special Plans for the period from 1 November 2020 to 31 December 2020 or depending on the period of validity of the Decrees of the Minister of Health. The Special Plans in question will be open to companies affected by the Full Suspension Decrees and will provide support to 97% to 100% of employees, depending on the size of the company. 2020-12-09 For the Support of Businesses / Employees that are under mandatory full suspension based on the Decrees issued by the Minister of Health as well as companies whose activities and turnover are proven to be significantly related to companies that are under mandatory full suspension, two are… Employment,Extension of coverage,Cash transfers,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants, extending coverage siha https://www.coronavirus.mlsi.gov.cy/post/%CE%B1%CE%BD%CE%B1%CE%BA%CE%BF%CE%AF%C…
2020-12-16 Cyprus: Support for the Tourism Industry and Businesses / Employees Related to the Tourism Industry Europe , cyprus Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance (09.12.2020) The Ministry announces that the implementation of the Special Plans implemented in November 2020 continues for December 2020. The Special Plan of Hotel Units and Tourist Accommodations and the Special Plan of Economic Activities Related… The Ministry announces that the implementation of the Special Plans implemented in November 2020 continues for December 2020. The Special Plan of Hotel Units and Tourist Accommodations and the Special Plan of Economic Activities Related to the Tourism Industry are valid for the period from 1 November 2020 until 31 March 2021 and can provide support to up to 97% of the total staff of companies that will suspend their activities completely. 2020-12-09 Support for the Tourism Industry and Businesses / Employees Related to the Tourism Industry In order to support the tourism industry and the companies and employees related to the tourism industry, the Special Plan of Hotel Units and Tourist Accommodations has been prepared as well as the Special… Employment,Extension of coverage,Cash transfers,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants, extending coverage siha https://www.coronavirus.mlsi.gov.cy/post/%CE%B1%CE%BD%CE%B1%CE%BA%CE%BF%CE%AF%C…
2020-12-16 Croatia: Stop COVID-19 application now works cross-border croatia, european union Government of the Republic of Croatia (19.11.2020) Cross-border data exchange between the Croatian Stop COVID-19 application and official applications of other EU member states has been established. This makes Croatia the seventh EU country in a row, along with Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy,… Cross-border data exchange between the Croatian Stop COVID-19 application and official applications of other EU member states has been established. This makes Croatia the seventh EU country in a row, along with Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia and Spain, which exchanges "infected keys" through the federation gateway and thus enables anonymous notification of foreign contacts about the risk of infection. 2020-11-19 Cross-border data exchange between the Croatian Stop COVID-19 application and official applications of other EU member states has been established. This is the result of decisions and recommendations of the European Commission and the technical and safety requirements of the eHealth Network and… ICT,Mobile technologies,Interoperability,Data management,Covid-19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, data management, interoperability, mobile technologies siha https://www.koronavirus.hr/najnovije/aplikacija-stop-covid-19-od-sada-funkcioni…
2020-12-15 [Report] Shelter from the Storm: The global need for universal social protection in times of COVID-19 Oxfam (15.12.2020) As 2020 draws to a close, the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic shows no sign of abating. Without urgent action, global poverty and inequality will deepen dramatically. Hundreds of millions of people have already lost their jobs, gone further into debt or… 2020-12-15 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/shelter-from-the-storm-the-gl…
2020-12-15 Universal health coverage: pandemic boosts digital health weforum.org  (11.11.2020) COVID-19 has accelerated global efforts to deliver digital healthcare. The move towards value-based healthcare could facilitate universal health coverage and aid post-pandemic recovery. Millions of people living in poverty could benefit directly from new model. 2020-12-15 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR covid19, universal health care pmassetti https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/12/shift-to-digital-during-pandemic-could-e…
2020-12-14 Rich countries’ support for children ‘totally inadequate’: UN report un.org (10.12.2020) The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, slams the levels of financial support for children allocated by high-income countries during the pandemic as totally inadequate, in a child poverty report issued on Friday. 2020-12-14 Children Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/12/1079772
2020-12-11 Latvia: Child care benefit to be used unlimited latvia The child care benefit during COVID-19 pandemic will remain available to be used an unlimited number of times until June 2021, as provided by amendments to the Law on Maternity and Sickness Insurance approved by Latvian Saeima’s Social and Employment Matters Committee. The benefit will not be paid… The child care benefit during COVID-19 pandemic will remain available to be used an unlimited number of times until June 2021, as provided by amendments to the Law on Maternity and Sickness Insurance approved by Latvian Saeima’s Social and Employment Matters Committee. Usually this benefit is paid for 14 calendar days, once. The benefit will not be available if the person is paid sick leave, parent, maternity, paternity or idle-period benefits. The benefit will not be paid if a person is… 2020-12-08 Family benefits,Children,Parental leave Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19 mmarquez https://bnn-news.com/child-care-benefit-during-covid-19-to-remain-available-in-…
2020-12-10 Austria: Relief for all employers with BUAG supplements in winter austria Ministry of Labour (01.12.2020) There will be a reduction in ancillary wage costs for all businesses with BUAG affiliation for the months of January to March 2021. Employers are relieved of the surcharges for the bridging allowance. This regulation also applies to the following years, but from… There will be a reduction in ancillary wage costs for all businesses with BUAG affiliation for the months of January to March 2021. Employers are relieved of the surcharges for the bridging allowance. This regulation also applies to the following years, but from December to March. This relief for the companies makes it more attractive to keep employees busy over the winter. 2020-12-01 2. Relief for all employers with BUAG supplements in winter There will also be a reduction in ancillary wage costs for all businesses with BUAG affiliation for the months of January to March 2021. Employers are relieved of the surcharges for the bridging allowance. This regulation also applies to… Employment,Cash transfers,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants, youth employment siha https://www.bmafj.gv.at/Services/Presse/Presseaussendungen/PA_1_Dezember_220.ht…
2020-12-10 Austria: Compensation for ancillary wage costs during winter holidays austria Ministry of Labour (01.12.2020) Up to now, companies in the building trade and the construction industry have been reimbursed an amount of 17 percent for non-wage labor costs for the winter holidays, on which the employee is entitled to continued payment. The ancillary wage costs for social… The ancillary wage costs for social security contributions, family burden compensation fund (FLAF) and municipal tax are now reimbursed in full for the six winter holidays on construction (December 24th to 26th and 31st and January 1st and 6th) at a rate of 30.1 percent. The financing is provided by the BUAK (construction workers vacation and severance fund ). This measure gives construction companies an incentive to keep their workers in employment over the winter instead of registering them… 2020-12-01 1. Compensation for ancillary wage costs during winter holidays Up to now, companies in the building trade and the construction industry have been reimbursed an amount of 17 percent for non-wage labor costs for the winter holidays, on which the employee is entitled to continued payment. The… Employment,Cash transfers,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants, youth employment siha https://www.bmafj.gv.at/Services/Presse/Presseaussendungen/PA_1_Dezember_220.ht…
2020-12-10 South Korea: Employment insurance program to expand to artists starting Thursday korea, Republic of Naver (09.12.2020) South Korea will extend its state employment insurance program to artists starting Thursday as the first step toward expanding coverage to all workers by 2025. The Ministry of Employment and Labor said Wednesday that artists under work contracts who earn monthly income of at… South Korea will extend its state employment insurance program to artists starting Thursday as the first step toward expanding coverage to all workers by 2025. The Ministry of Employment and Labor said Wednesday that artists under work contracts who earn monthly income of at least 500,000 won ($460) will be eligible for coverage under the amended Employment Insurance Act. 2020-12-09 South Korea will extend its state employment insurance program to artists starting Thursday as the first step toward expanding coverage to all workers by 2025. The Ministry of Employment and Labor said Wednesday that artists under work contracts who earn monthly income of at least 500,000 won ($… Employment of young workers,Extension of coverage,Covid-19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, extending coverage siha https://news.naver.com/main/ranking/read.nhn?mode=LSD&amp%3Bmid=shm&amp%3Bsid1=…
2020-12-08 COVID-19 could push the number of people living in extreme poverty to over 1 billion by 2030, says UNDP study UNDP (03.11.2020) Severe long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic could push an additional 207 million people into extreme poverty on top of the current pandemic trajectory, bringing the total to over 1 billion by 2030, according to findings released today by the United Nations Development… 2020-12-08 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/news/2020/COVID-19_could_…
2020-12-07 ESIC Extends deadline for workers to avail the unemployment benefit india In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has decided to increase the unemployment relief rate under the scheme to 50% of the average daily wage compared to the previous rate of 25% and to relax the criteria for ‘eligibility. 2020-10-17 Unemployment Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.indiatoday.in/information/story/atal-bimit-vyakti-kalyna-yojna-esic…
2020-12-07 Another coronavirus Economic Support Payment is on the way — will you have an extra $750 in your account soon? australia As of July 13th, the $750 Economic Support Payment will be paid Australians on lower incomes who are struggling financially due to COVID-19. About 5 million people that received the first $750 payment are eligible for the second payment. It includes those on the age pension, disability support pension, carer payment, bereavement allowance, veteran service pension and veteran income support supplement. 2020-07-12 Cash transfers,Social assistance Published Measures summary covid19, poverty socpro https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-13/coronavirus-economic-support-payment-rou…
2020-12-07 ESIC Extends deadline for workers to avail the unemployment benefit india The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has extended the deadline by a year till June 30, 2021, for workers to avail of the unemployment benefit. The Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyna Yojna was launched in June 2018 for two years on a pilot basis. Under the scheme, the unemployment benefit is paid to the workers covered under the ESI Scheme. For the employees who lost jobs due to coronavirus, the central government has extended the deadline for the claim of unemployment allowance to 30 June… 2020-10-17 Unemployment Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.indiatoday.in/information/story/atal-bimit-vyakti-kalyna-yojna-esic…
2020-12-07 Federal Budget to include cash payments worth $500 for aged, family and disability welfare recipients australia Aged, carer, family and disability welfare recipients will receive $500 in cash payments in the next five months, in a move the Federal Government hopes will stimulate the Australian economy. Two $250 payments — to be paid in December 2020 and March 2021 — will come as Australia contends with its first recession in almost three decades. The recipients will be people who receive the age pension, disability support pension, carer payment, family tax benefit, family tax benefit lump sum, double… 2020-10-06 Cash transfers,Social assistance,Disability,Old age Pensions Published Measures summary covid19, poverty socpro https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-06/federal-budget-2020-aged-carer-disabilit…
2020-12-07 Support for job preservation for employers who employ people with disabilities whose activities are affected by coronavirus croatia the amendments enable the use of support for persons who independently perform activities within the cultural and creative sector and artistic organizations registered in accordance with the Law on the Rights of Independent Artists and the Promotion of Cultural and Artistic Creativity. 2020-07-29 Cash transfers Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://mrosp.gov.hr/vijesti/potpora-za-ocuvanje-radnih-mjesta-poslodavcima-koj…
2020-12-07 Support for job preservation for employers who employ people with disabilities whose activities are affected by coronavirus croatia Eligible employers are sheltered workshops, integrative workshops and work units for the employment of persons with disabilities, regardless of the sector in which they operate, and the duration of the measure is from 1 July to 31 December 2020. The support is awarded in the amount of HRK 4,000.00 per month per full-time employee, ie a proportional part per employee according to the number of part-time hours and HRK 250 contribution for pension insurance based on individual capitalized… 2020-07-30 Cash transfers,Disability Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://mrosp.gov.hr/vijesti/potpora-za-ocuvanje-radnih-mjesta-poslodavcima-koj…
2020-12-07 Mozambique: Assembly Passes Amended 2020 Budget mozambique The planned increase in expenditure is only possible because donors have pledged additional money for the response to Covid-19. The government had requested 700 million US dollars, said Rosario, "with the goal of mobilising resources to guarantee prevention and treatment of Covid-19, to ensure social protection, to compensate for the loss of state revenue, and to help the business sector recover from the effects of the pandemic". [...] the number of beneficiaries from the government… 2020-11-04 Social assistance,Employment Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://allafrica.com/stories/202011040849.html
2020-12-07 PLANO DE RESPOSTA À COVID-19 EM MOÇAMBIQUE - PROTECÇÃO SOCIAL mozambique Pagamentos adicionais aos beneficiários actuais do Programa Subsídio Social Básico (PSSB), do ProgramaAcção Social Productiva (PASP) e do Programa de Apoio Social Directo (PASD) – Cesta básica. Este apoio equivale a 3 meses adicionais de pagamentos e cobre um total de 592.179 Agregados Familiares em todo o território nacional. Este apoio tem um orçamento estimado em US $ 29 milhões. 2020-08-05 Cash transfers Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.social-protection.org/gimi/RessourcePDF.action?id=56975
2020-12-07 Indonesia to Provide Cover for 115m People at Risk of Falling Back Into Poverty indonesia The National Police will hold a training program with a Rp 600,000 per month cash benefit for 197,000 taxi drivers and bus operators in the next three months. 2020-04-09 Cash transfers Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://jakartaglobe.id/business/indonesia-to-provide-cover-for-115m-people-at-…
2020-12-07 Twenty-nine thousand people in Sierra Leone receive Covid-19 emergency cash transfers sierra leone In demonstration of its continual commitments to the fight against Covid-19; NaCSA (the National Commission for Social Action) is providing a one-off cash transfer of One Million Three Hundred and Nine Thousand Leones (SLL 1,309,00) to twenty-nine Thousand (29,000) Sierra Leoneans in Western Area districts and regional headquarter towns. The Covid-19 Emergency Cash Transfer Programme is funded by the Government of Sierra Leone and the World Bank and it targets households with vulnerable… 2020-06-06 Cash transfers Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.thesierraleonetelegraph.com/twenty-nine-thousand-people-in-sierra-l…
2020-12-07 Government of Canada takes action to support people living with chronic pain canada Support for people living with chronic pain is especially important during the COVID-19 outbreak, when many people are feeling increased stress as access to health and social services may be reduced. Today, the Minister of Health announced the release of the Canadian Pain Task Force's second report. The Minister also confirmed nearly $3.5 million in funding for three projects that will help provide support and access to care for people living with chronic pain. 2020-11-06 Health,Service quality Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.finanzen.net/nachricht/aktien/government-of-canada-takes-action-to-…
2020-12-07 Twenty-nine thousand people in Sierra Leone receive Covid-19 emergency cash transfers sierra leone Following the declaration of State of Public Health emergency by the Government of Sierra Leone to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) has been on the frontline; providing cash transfers, social services and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to Persons with Disabilities and other Vulnerable Groups 2020-06-06 Cash transfers,Disability Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.thesierraleonetelegraph.com/twenty-nine-thousand-people-in-sierra-l…