Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19

Australia: JobKeeper extension

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 15:13

Treasury.gov.au (21.07.2020) On 21 July, the Government announced it is extending the JobKeeper Payment until 28 March 2021 and is targeting support to those businesses and not-for-profits which continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus. From 28 September 2020, eligibility for the JobKeeper Payment will be based on actual turnover in the relevant periods, the payment will be stepped down and paid at two rates.

Regions / Country
australia
Topics
Unemployment
Extension of coverage
Document Type

Singapore: The Courage Fund For Lower-Income Households affected by COVID-19

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 14:41

Ministry of Social and Family Development (31.07.2020) The Courage Fund will help lower-income households affected by COVID-19 who meet the following criteria: 1. At least one household member is a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident. 2. At least one household member contracted COVID-19, or was placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN), mandatory Leave of Absence (LOA) or Home Quarantine Order (QO). 3. [As of 1 June 2020] Household has gross monthly income of ≤$6,200, or gross monthly per capita income of ≤$2,000, prior to being affected by COVID-19.

Regions / Country
singapore
Topics
Social assistance
Cash transfers
Social Protection Floor
Covid-19
Document Type

Singapore: COVID-19 Support Grant

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 14:30

Ministry of Social and Family Development (31.07.2020) COVID-19 Support Grant is paid to Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents, aged 16 years and above, who are presently involuntarily unemployed due to retrenchment or contract termination, or presently on involuntary no-pay leave (NPL) for at least three consecutive months, or presently experiencing reduced monthly salary of at least 30% for at least three consecutive months as a result of the economic impact of COVID-19.

Regions / Country
singapore
Topics
Unemployment
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

Singapore: Self-employed person income relief scheme (SIRS)

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 13:45

NTUC (31.07.2020) SIRS helps Singaporean self-employed persons (SEPs) with less means and family support tide over this period of extraordinary economic uncertainty. SEPs to receive $3,000 each in May, July and October 2020. 

Regions / Country
singapore
Global challenges
Topics
Service delivery
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

Uruguay: New consultation channels

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 07/30/2020 - 19:43

bps.gub.uy (24.07.2020) BPS lanza tres nuevos canales que facilitan el acceso a las consultas de Subsidio por Desempleo: web, WhatsApp y app móvil BPS Personas.

Regions / Country
uruguay
Global challenges
Topics
E-services
Service quality
Document Type

Republic of Korea: Job maintenance cost loan project

Submitted by siha on Thu, 07/30/2020 - 17:10

The Ministry of Employment and Labor (30.07.2020) The Ministry of Employment and Labor and the Korea Labor Welfare Corporation announced that they will accept the loan maintenance project for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with no financial resources due to the temporary management difficulties following the spread of Corona 19.

Regions / Country
korea, Republic of
Global challenges
Topics
Unemployment
Employment policies
Covid-19
Financial crisis
Document Type

Republic of Korea: Newly established an Emergency livelihood fund loan program for construction workers

Submitted by siha on Thu, 07/30/2020 - 16:50

Ministry of Employment and Labor (30.03.2020) Construction workers are being hit hard by the spread of Covid-19 due to delayed contracts and construction suspensions. Zero-interest loans will be provided to construction workers from mid-April to help their livelihoods, with individual loans capped at KRW 2 million.

Regions / Country
korea, Republic of
Topics
Unemployment
Employment of young workers
Financial crisis
Document Type

Republic of Korea: Emergency livelihood aid for Workers on unpaid leave

Submitted by siha on Thu, 07/30/2020 - 16:43

Ministry of Employment and Labor (30.03.2020) ‘Special Regional Employment Support Aid' will be given to 100 thousand workers, at the rate of KRW 500 thousand a month / ‘Emergency Welfare Aid’ of an average of KRW 650 thousand a month (for a month+α) will be provided.

17 administrative regions will provide 100 thousand workers on unpaid leave with monthly emergency livelihood aid of KRW 500,000 for up to two months, starting April.

Regions / Country
korea, Republic of
Global challenges
Topics
Unemployment
Cash transfers
Document Type

New Caledonia: Deferral of social contributions for the self-employed

Submitted by siha on Thu, 07/30/2020 - 12:37

CAFAT (30.07.2020) As a self-employed worker, the due date for payment of  your provisional contributions for the 2nd quarter of 2020 set on March 31 and the due date for payment of your provisional contributions for the 3rd quarter of 2020 set on June 30, are payable on September 30, 2020.

Regions / Country
New Caledonia
Global challenges
Topics
Compliance and Contribution Collection
Covid-19
Document Type

New Caledonia: Deferral of social contributions for employers

Submitted by siha on Thu, 07/30/2020 - 12:31

CAFAT (30.07.2020) The payment dates for contributions due by employers forced to reduce or suspend their activities due to the health emergency measures adopted on March 23, 2020 are as follows: The payment of social contributions for the 1st calendar quarter of 2020 (due April 30, 2020) is postponed to September 30, 2020. The payment of social contributions for the 2nd calendar quarter of 2020 (due July 31, 2020) is postponed to October 30, 2020.

Regions / Country
New Caledonia
Global challenges
Topics
Employment
Compliance and Contribution Collection
Covid-19
Financial crisis
Document Type