Family benefits

UK: A Family Stimulus – Supporting Children, Families and the Economy through the Pandemic 

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 13:52

Development Pathways (08.02.2021) The paper makes the case for a “family stimulus” in the UK, advising the government to urgently boost the income of families hard-hit by the pandemic through the social security system, as well as targeting investment in childcare to ensure this sector keeps operating.

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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
Family benefits
Extension of coverage
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
Global challenges
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Family benefits
Children
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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Latvia: Child care benefit to be used unlimited

Submitted by mmarquez on Fri, 12/11/2020 - 11:03

The child care benefit during COVID-19 pandemic will remain available to be used an unlimited number of times until June 2021, as provided by amendments to the Law on Maternity and Sickness Insurance approved by Latvian Saeima’s Social and Employment Matters Committee. The benefit will not be paid if a person is employed, performs economic operations and gains income. The benefit will not be available if the person is paid sick leave, parent, maternity, paternity or idle-period benefits.

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latvia
Global challenges
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Family benefits
Children
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Poland: Coronavirus: Carer's allowance

Submitted by siha on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 15:56

Gov.pl website (09.11.2020) A parent can apply for care allowance if they are looking after people in quarantine or solitary confinement at home:

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eastern europe
poland
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Family benefits
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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