Covid-19

Norway: The number of care days will continue to be double from 1 January 2021

Submitted by siha on Mon, 01/18/2021 - 17:54

NAV (01.01.2021) The most measures for care allowance will be continued in 2021 due to the coronavirus.

The measures until 31 December 2021:

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norway
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Cash sickness benefits
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Malaysia: All employers in MCO areas eligible to apply for wage subsidy programme, says PM

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 01/18/2021 - 17:42

(18.01.2020) The Star The Wage Subsidy Programme 3.0 under the Social Security Organisation (Socso) will be improved, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The Prime Minister said all employers operating under the movement control order are eligible to apply, regardless of sectors. He said eligible employers would receive a wage subsidy of RM600 for each of their employees earning less than RM4,000 for a period of one month. "Besides that, the limit of 200 employees for each application will be increased to 500 employees.

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malaysia
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Employment
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Payment Increases set to take effect in January 2021

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 17:50

Payments for qualified child dependants will increase by €5 for children aged 12 or over and €2 for children aged up to 12, meaning parents on weekly social welfare payments will see an increase in their weekly rate of payment. These increases will take effect at various dates in January depending on the weekly welfare payment that either parent is receiving. It is expected that this increase will benefit some 419,000 children at a cost of €59.2 million in 2021.

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ireland
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Children
Covid-19
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France: Transparent masks for child care staff

Submitted by cambrosio on Fri, 01/08/2021 - 11:22

October 2020 (caf.fr)

In October 2020, the Cnaf released 5 million euros for the purchase of 500,000 inclusive masks (transparent) for early childhood professionals working in a childcare centre or "childcare assistants' centres".

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european union
france
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Health
Safety and health at work
Financing
Covid-19

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France: continuation of entitlements by CAF during COVID crisis

Submitted by cambrosio on Fri, 01/08/2021 - 11:08

From the beginning of the pandemic, decisions were taken to ensure the automatic renewal of social minimum entitlements. Given the reopening of all public services, this measure now only concerns certain benefits. This is particularly the case for disabled persons receiving the disabled adult allowance (Aah) or the education allowance for disabled children (Aeeh).

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european union
france
Global challenges
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Disability
Family benefits
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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France: financial aid in the form of emergency relief to help the most needy families

Submitted by cambrosio on Fri, 01/08/2021 - 11:00

March 2020 (caf.fr)

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Europe
france
Global challenges
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Family benefits
Housing
Social assistance
Food and nutrition
Covid-19
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France: The allowance for the new school year 2020 is exceptionally increased by €100

Submitted by cambrosio on Fri, 01/08/2021 - 10:36

08.12.2020 (education.gouv.fr)

Since the circulation of the Covid19 and the health crisis, the Caisse nationale des allocations familiales (Cnaf) has put in place measures to support particularly disadvantaged families, as well as various managers of services useful to families. The back-to-school allowance (Allocation de rentrée scolaire) paid to families with the lowest incomes and school-age children has been exceptionally increased by €100 per child as part of the Government's Recovery Plan.

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european union
france
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Family benefits
Children
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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.

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finland
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Employment
Extension of coverage
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Peru: Bonus of S / 930 to the ONP pensioners will be paid from January 11

Submitted by siha on Thu, 12/24/2020 - 01:48

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.

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peru
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Old age Pensions
Covid-19
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Peru: First deposits to AFP affiliates would be before January 9

Submitted by siha on Thu, 12/24/2020 - 01:27

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.

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peru
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Old age Pensions
Covid-19
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