Shocks & extreme events

Lebanon: US$246 Million to Support Poor and Vulnerable Lebanese Households and Build-Up the Social Safety Net Delivery System

Submitted by cambrosio on Fri, 01/22/2021 - 12:01

worldbank.org (12/01/2021)

The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$246 million new project to provide emergency cash transfers and access to social services to approximately 786,000 poor and vulnerable Lebanese reeling under the pressure of Lebanon’s economic and COVID-19 crises. The Emergency Crisis and COVID-19 Response Social Safety Net Project (ESSN) will also support the development of a comprehensive national social safety nets system to allow a better response to ongoing and future shocks. 

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Asia
lebanon
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Namibia: Employer Wage Subsidy Program during Covid-19

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:10

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 for a period of three months. b.

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namibia
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Employment
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Thailand: Social Security Fund contributions reduced for Jan-March 2021

Submitted by mmarquez on Fri, 01/15/2021 - 17:01

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 employer and the employees.

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thailand
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Contribution Collection and Compliance

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Thailand: Compensation for up to 3 months for employees who cannot work in the face of Second Wave of COVID-19

Submitted by mmarquez on Fri, 01/15/2021 - 16:36

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).

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thailand
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Cash sickness benefits

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United States: Deferral of employment tax deposits and payments through December 31, 2020

Submitted by mmarquez on Fri, 01/15/2021 - 15:45

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.

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United States
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Contribution Collection and Compliance

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Payment Increases set to take effect in January 2021

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 17:50

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.

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ireland
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Children
Covid-19
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France: Transparent masks for child care staff

Submitted by cambrosio on Fri, 01/08/2021 - 11:22

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".

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european union
france
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Health
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Covid-19

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France: continuation of entitlements by CAF during COVID crisis

Submitted by cambrosio on Fri, 01/08/2021 - 11:08

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).

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european union
france
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Disability
Family benefits
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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France: financial aid in the form of emergency relief to help the most needy families

Submitted by cambrosio on Fri, 01/08/2021 - 11:00

March 2020 (caf.fr)

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Europe
france
Global challenges
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Family benefits
Housing
Social assistance
Food and nutrition
Covid-19
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France: The allowance for the new school year 2020 is exceptionally increased by €100

Submitted by cambrosio on Fri, 01/08/2021 - 10:36

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 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.

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european union
france
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Family benefits
Children
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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