Lithuania: Continuation of Payment of Cash Social Assistance Benefits in 2021
Employers will be able to benefit from the supported employment measures and receive wage subsidies if they employ the most vulnerable residents and help them return to the labour market. Subsidies may be paid to employers who employ additional jobseekers referred by the Employment Authority, such as the persons with disabilities, elderly or young people, long-term or unskilled unemployed, etc.
As quarantine continues, those employers, who are unable to provide their employees with work, can announce downtime for the employees. From 2021, in respect of the downtime employees the employers will receive the full compensation (100%) for the gross and net wage to the employee during downtime. The maximum compensation will amount to 1.5 minimum monthly wages, i.e. EUR 963. However, the compensated amount may not exceed the wage fixed in the employment contract before the date of declaration of the second quarantine.
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.
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.
Employment services (31.03.2020) During emergencies and quarantine, the state provides support to the self-employed. Applications for benefits are available to the self-employed from 5 April.
One benefit is granted and paid to one self-employed person, regardless of the number of self-employed activities.
The benefit will also be available to persons exempt from social security contributions: pensioners, the disabled who have started their activity for the first time.
Employment services (31.03.2020) If the employer declares downtime during the quarantine and the extreme situation, employees should be paid no less than the minimum monthly salary, which will be partially offset by the state. The employers can apply for subsidies to Employment Services from the 5th of April.