Covid-19

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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Belgium: COVID-19 pandemic and applicable legislation - update

Submitted by siha on Mon, 10/12/2020 - 14:24

Socialsecurity.be (12.10.2020) The increased use of teleworking due to the Coronavirus will not be taken into account in determining the applicable social security legislation. This period will be neutralised with effect from 13 March 2020. The envisaged expiry date of this measure is 31 December 2020, but this date may be revised according to the Corona measures.

Regions / Country
belgium
Topics
Extension of coverage
Covid-19
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Guernsey: The Policy & Resources Committee agrees to continue financial support measures for worst hit sectors

Submitted by cambrosio on Mon, 10/12/2020 - 13:38

covid19.gov.gg (14.09.2020)

The Policy & Resources Committee has agreed to continue the payroll co-funding scheme for the most impacted sectors and businesses until the end of 2020, having previously been extended to the end of September. However, there will be a further reduction of those eligible for support once the island moves into phase 5c of its exit from lockdown strategy. While no date has been decided to move to phase 5c, it is expected within the period of this three month extension to States funded support.

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Guernsey
Global challenges
Topics
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

Japan: Business Sustainable Subsidy

Submitted by siha on Fri, 10/09/2020 - 17:51

Jizokuka-kyufukin (01.09.2020) One time subsidy for small and medium-sized enterprises and sole proprietors whose  sales of any month from January to December reduced by at least 50% compared to that of last year. The amount is 2,000,000 yen maximum for SMEs, and 1,000,000 yen maximum for sole proprietors including freelances. Application can be done online during 1st May 2020 to 15th January 2021.

Regions / Country
japan
Topics
ICT
E-services
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Financial crisis
Document Type

Japan: Extension of the support fund and allowance for the leave without pay

Submitted by siha on Fri, 10/09/2020 - 16:14

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (25.09.2020) Covered month for the support fund and allowance were extended from September 2020 to December 2020. Similarly, the deadlines for application for each month were simplified and extended to 31th December 2020 for months before September; to  31th March 2021 for October, November and December.

Regions / Country
japan
Topics
Extension of coverage
Covid-19
Document Type

Japan: The support fund and allowance for the leave forced to be taken under the COVID-19 outbreak

Submitted by siha on Fri, 10/09/2020 - 16:01

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (14.07.2020) 80% of the wage before taking the leave (maximum daily amount 11 ,000 yen) will be paid according to the record of the leave forced to be taken. (limited to the leave taken between April 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020.) However the following two main conditions and others are required. 1. Employees of small and medium sized companies who were/are on leave during the period mentioned above due to the instruction of the employer. 2. Those who have not being paid their wages (or leave allowance) for the leave mentioned in 1.

Regions / Country
japan
Topics
Employment
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

Japan: Single-parent temporary special allowance

Submitted by siha on Fri, 10/09/2020 - 14:49

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (09.10.2020) Single-parent temporary special allowance is paid to single-parent households if;

1. they receives child-rearing allowances of June 2020;

2. their child-rearing allowances of June 2020 are suspended due to receiving public pensions; or

3. their income dropped as low as child-rearing allowance beneficiaries.

Regions / Country
japan
Topics
Family benefits
Social assistance
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

Japan: Special supplement to child benefits

Submitted by siha on Fri, 10/09/2020 - 11:42

Cabinet office (01.05.2020) Special supplement of 10,000 yen per a child is automatically added to child benefits. Beneficiaries who received a child benefit for April 2020 are entitled to the supplement. The government pays for the funding and local municipalities administers the supplement as well as original child benefit.

Regions / Country
japan
Topics
Family benefits
Children
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

Belgium: Corona temporary unemployment after September 1, 2020

Submitted by siha on Thu, 10/08/2020 - 09:05

capac (22.09.2020) Since September 1, 2020, the rules for temporary corona unemployment have changed.  Only sectors and companies recognized as particularly affected can apply for temporary corona unemployment until December 31, 2020. You can therefore only submit a request for temporary unemployment for corona force majeure if you are working for the employer's account: which falls within a sector particularly affected by the coronavirus crisis  whose company is particularly affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Regions / Country
belgium
Global challenges
Topics
Unemployment
Extension of coverage
Covid-19
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Brazil: Proof of Life for retired civil servants, pensioners and amnesties is suspended until October 31

Submitted by siha on Thu, 10/01/2020 - 17:05

Ministry of Economy (28.09.2020) The requirement of the annual Proof of Life (re-registration) of retired civil servants, pensioners and civil political amnesties referred to in Ordinance No. 244 and Normative Instruction No. 45, both of June 15, 2020, is suspended until October 31, 2020.

Regions / Country
brazil
Topics
Old age Pensions
Service delivery
Covid-19
Document Type