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Jamaica: Informal Sector Workers to Get NIS Benefits

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 12/07/2021 - 17:38

Jamaica Information Service (06.12.2021) For the first time, Jamaica’s household helpers and fisherfolk will be able to secure pension benefits under the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) as the Government moves to formalise these sectors. This will be facilitated under the Transition to Formality Action Plan, which will see this segment of workers being able to access health and life insurance, pension and other facilities to provide them with security and protection in their work environment. The Action Plan, which was officially launched by Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon.

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jamaica
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Pensions
Extension of coverage
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COVID-19 and the impact of cash transfers on health care use in Togo

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 09/16/2021 - 17:24

bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com (27.08.2021) Cash transfer program during pandemics provide a social protection mechanism to improve the health of the most vulnerable households. This article analysis the impact of cash transfers on household demand for health care during Covid-19.

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togo
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Health
Cash transfers
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Spain joins many countries offering parental leave

Submitted by massetti on Fri, 09/21/2018 - 10:13

Willis Towers Watson (31.08.2018) Spain joins a growing list of countries that have enacted or proposed increases and enhancements in maternity and paternity leave over the past 12 to 18 months, increasing statutory paternity leave from four to five weeks (plus two additional days per child for multiple births) as of July 5, 2018. During leave, pay replacement benefits are provided by social security — INSS (Instituto Nacional de la Seguridad ) ocial) at 100% of covered salary. Leave was already increased from 13 to 20 days in 2017.

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spain
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Family benefits
Children
Parental leave
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Parents in the domestic labor market - Maternity / paternity leave fund

Submitted by -gerecke on Wed, 03/07/2018 - 11:42

Maternity / paternity leave Parents are entitled to payments from the Maternity / Paternity Leave Fund after having been continuous for 6 months in the domestic labor market before the date of birth of the child or the time when a child enters the home upon adoption or permanent foster care. The employment rate per month must be at least 25%.

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iceland
Topics
Maternity
Parental leave

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ASEAN Social Security Association | Home

Submitted by ruggia on Fri, 06/30/2017 - 10:36

The ASEAN Social Security Association (ASSA) was formed to provide a forum for member institutions to exchange views and experiences on social security issues.

Its members comprise the Social Security Institutions of ASEAN countries namely, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. As a non-government organization, ASSA seeks to promote the development of social security in the region in consonance with the aspirations, laws and regulations of the member countries.

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Asia
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Governance and administration
Social assistance

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cipsocial.org | Home

Submitted by ruggia on Fri, 06/16/2017 - 08:20

The Information Center on Social Protection (CIPS) is a website that provides information in Portuguese on the social protection area (www.cipsocial.org).

Its main purpose is to, on the one hand, respond to the knowledge needs of the Portuguese Speaking Countries: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tome and Principe, Timor-Leste. On the other hand, make available information on the existing social protection realities of these countries.

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angola
cabo verde
mozambique
brazil
portugal
Topics
Employment
Extension of coverage
Family benefits
Pensions
Social assistance

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