- Lexology (24 May 2021) On 31 March, Emergency Decree No. 034-2021 was published in an extraordinary edition, through which the Social Health Insurance (ESSALUD) has been authorized to pay the 'Economic Benefit of Emergency Social Protection in the face of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic' and the 'Temporary Disability Allowance for patients diagnosed with COVID-19' during 2021.
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 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, together with the pension for the month of January.
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.
On May 8, Peru implemented new rules allowing participants in the country's mandatory individual account program (Sistema Privado de Pensiones, or SPP) to make one-time early withdrawals from their accounts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The allowed withdrawal amount depends on a participant's account balance.