Covid19_deconfinement_measures

Bolivia: Cash program ends having reached more than 4 million people

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 03/17/2021 - 11:38

Ministry of Economy and Finances (02.03.2021) The payment of this Bond began on December 1, 2020 and lasted until March 1, 2021. This measure consists of the single payment of Bs1,000.- and benefited people who did not receive a salary remuneration from the public sector or private until September 2020, this aid was also delivered to people over 18 years old on September 16, 2020 and under 60 years old on March 1, 2021.

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bolivia
Global challenges
Topics
Social assistance
Cash transfers
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Finland: Several temporary changes to the unemployment laws extended to 31 March 2021

Submitted by siha on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 19:45

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. 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.

Regions / Country
finland
Topics
Employment
Extension of coverage
Covid-19
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Solomon Islands: National Provident Fund - SINPF Covid 19 Exemption Orders Ends

Submitted by siha on Wed, 10/14/2020 - 17:06

National Provident Fund (30.06.2020) The implementation of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund Exemption Order expired on 30 June 2020. As from 1st July 2020 no new applications will be accepted. Implemented since 1st April 2020, eligible members who qualified under the exemption order were able to access part of their contributions during the period; 1) as a result of them being temporary laid off, 2) made redundancies during the period, 3) are unemployed and living in the declared emergency zone, 4) and those above 50 years who would want to draw part of their contributions.

Regions / Country
Solomon Islands
Topics
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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Australia: Waiting periods continue to be waived

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 15:54

Services Australia (28.07.2020) We’ll continue to waive some waiting periods for new claims until 31 December 2020. This includes the: Ordinary Waiting Period, Newly Arrived Resident’s Waiting Period, Seasonal Work Preclusion Period.

Regions / Country
australia
Topics
Extension of coverage
Service quality
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Australia: Gradual return of mutual obligation requirements

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 15:49

Department of Education, Skills and Employment (28.07.2020) Mutual obligation requirements will continue to be gradually introduced. From 4 August 2020, job seekers must be willing to accept any offer of suitable paid work and penalties will now apply if a job seeker refuses a job without a reasonable excuse.

Regions / Country
australia
Topics
Unemployment
Covid-19
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Australia: Changes to eligibility for some income support payments after 25 September 2020

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 15:40

Services Australia (21.07.2020) The income free area for JobSeeker Payment and Youth Allowance for job seekers will increase to $300 per fortnight. The income free area is currently $106 for JobSeeker Payment and $143 for Youth Allowance. This means you can earn more but still get the maximum payment rates. If you earn above $300 per fortnight, your payment reduces by 60 cents for each dollar over this amount. From 25 September 2020, means testing will be reintroduced. This includes asset testing for all payments.

Regions / Country
australia
Topics
Service quality
Covid-19
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Australia: Changes to the Coronavirus Supplement amount

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 15:32

Services Australia (21.07.2020) The Australian Government is extending the Coronavirus Supplement until 31 December 2020. The Coronavirus Supplement of $550 per fortnight is available until 24 September 2020. Beyond this date, the Coronavirus Supplement will be available at $250 per fortnight until 31 December 2020.

Regions / Country
australia
Topics
Extension of coverage
Covid-19
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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

Réunion: Extension of the open-ended employment system to new integration pathways

Submitted by siha on Mon, 07/27/2020 - 16:38

State services in Reunion Island (23.07.2020) In the current context of emerging from the crisis and resumption of activity, the Petrel plan (Priorities and gathering for local employment in Reunion Island) has been revised and updated in order to best respond to the integration difficulties of the most vulnerable groups. distant from employment and to the recruitment needs of companies.

Regions / Country
Réunion
Topics
Disability
Employment
Covid-19
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Malta: The rest of the service.gov centers are opened

Submitted by siha on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 20:56

SERVIZZ.GOV (26.06.2020) From next week, the rest of the regional centers will be opened, so service.gov will have a total of 22 centers open throughout Malta. servicio.gov continues to offer assistance on government services through its various means, including Freephone 153, the one-stop-shop online www.servizz.gov.mt, the email address servicio@gov.mt and maltapps, which is the leading mobile app that hosts mobile services.

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malta
Global challenges
Topics
Service quality
Service delivery
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