Emergency grants

Thailand: Welfare Card Holders To Get 3,000 THB Handout

Submitted by siha on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 15:32

Samui Times (17.06.2020) Thailand’s state welfare card holders have been approved to get three handouts of 1,000 THB each as long as they have not fallen under other governmental financial aid campaigns surrounding the efforts to help those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. it will be paid in three monthly installments which have been backdated from May.

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thailand
Global challenges
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Social assistance
Cash transfers
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Bangladesh: Food Aid Before Eid: Free rice for 1 crore poor

Submitted by siha on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 13:10

The Daily Star (08.07.2020) 

The government is set to distribute 10-kilogramme rice for free to each of over one crore "ultra-poor and destitute families" ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

The food aid will be given to 1,00,06,869 vulnerable group feeding (VGF) card holders across the country to mitigate the consequences of disasters like flood and coronavirus outbreak.

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bangladesh
Topics
Service delivery
Food and nutrition
Shocks &extreme events
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Serbia: Wages in healthcare sector increase by 10% as of tomorrow

Submitted by siha on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 15:55

Government website (31.03.2020) the government of the Republic of Serbia adopted a decision to increase salaries by 10% to all health care professionals in the Republic of Serbia as of 1 April this year.

This increase applies to all employees of health and military health care institutions, employees of health care services in social care institutions, as well as to doctors who work in correctional facilities.

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serbia
Topics
Employment
Human resources management
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Switzerland: Short-time work allowance: Extension of the period to 18 months

Submitted by siha on Thu, 07/02/2020 - 20:45

The Federal Council (01.07.2020) On July 1, 2020, the Federal Council extended the maximum period for receiving short-time work compensation from twelve to eighteen months. There is also a grace period of one day. This amendment to the ordinance will come into force on September 1, 2020 and will apply until December 31, 2021.

 

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switzerland
Global challenges
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Unemployment
Cash transfers
Shocks &extreme events
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Lithuania: What Help can the Low-Income Residents Expect from the State?:Child benefits

Submitted by siha on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:41

Ministry of Social Security and Labour (11.06.2020) Child benefit is a universal benefit paid to each child. Its size in 2020 is 60 euros.

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lithuania
Global challenges
Topics
Family benefits
Service quality
Cash transfers
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Lithuania: What Help can the Low-Income Residents Expect from the State?: Social assistance

Submitted by siha on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:29

Ministry of Social Security and Labour (11.06.2020) Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the economic difficulties it has caused, the support granted in municipalities has been increased and the conditions for granting it have been facilitated, but most of the changes will be permanent. 

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lithuania
Global challenges
Topics
Social assistance
Cash transfers
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Malta: A voucher of € 100 per person aged 16 and over

Submitted by siha on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 18:21

THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER (08.06.2020) A voucher of € 100 per person aged 16 and over that can be used in a licensed accommodation, restaurant or business that has closed.

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malta
Global challenges
Topics
Employment
Cash transfers
Shocks &extreme events
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Malta: The Covid Wage Supplement will remain unchanged until September

Submitted by siha on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 18:15

THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER (08.06.2020) The Covid Wage Supplement will remain unchanged until September, where the benefit rate of € 800 for full-time and € 500 for part-timers in areas involved with tourist accommodation, travel agencies will be maintained. travel, language schools, organization of events and air transport. For the rest of the businesses that will remain on Annex A, they will start receiving € 600 and € 375 part-time, while there will be others that will move from Annex A to Annex B;

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malta
Global challenges
Topics
Employment
Cash transfers
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Malta: Parental benefit and Additional Unemployment Benefit will end on 3 July

Submitted by siha on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 17:41

THE MINISTRY OF THE FAMILY, CHILDREN'S RIGHTS AND SOCIAL  SOLIDARITY(04.06.2020)The temporary payment of the Parental Benefit and the Additional Unemployment Benefit for the time being will continue to be made weekly, but will be stopped with effect from Friday, 3 July 2020, which payment will then cover the period from -27 June to 3 July 2020.

The temporary payment of the Disability and Medical Benefit will be suspended with effect from tomorrow, Friday, 5 June 2020, which payment being made today covers the period from 30 May to 5 June 2020.

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malta
Global challenges
Topics
Family benefits
Unemployment
Cash transfers
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Iceland: Application for closing grants

Submitted by siha on Fri, 06/26/2020 - 15:15

Skatturinn - skattar og gjöld (12.06.2020) An application for a grant has been opened in accordance with Act no. 38/2020 . The operators that were made to cease their activities according to the Minister of Health's announcement of restrictions on epidemics can apply for closure grants.

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iceland
Global challenges
Topics
Employment
Cash transfers
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