Social assistance

South Africa: A New Social Assistance Assessment Aims to Help Strengthen Policies and Programs for the Poor

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 10/19/2021 - 15:41

worldbank.org (07.10.2021) The World Bank, in collaboration with the Government of South Africa, released a new report assessing the country’s social assistance programs and systems. In an environment of high unemployment, persistent poverty, weak economic growth and shrinking fiscal resources that has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Social Assistance Programs and Systems Review: South Africa report underscores the critical role of the grant and social assistance system in mitigating poverty.

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Italy: Indennità COVID, a new lump-sum for seasonal workers

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 05/26/2021 - 09:52

 

A new lump-sum of 2,400 euros for seasonal workers in tourism, spas or other sectors, entertainment, self-employed persons, temporary workers and other atypical workers was introduced in April by the Sostegni Decree. The payment of a reduced benefit (1,600 euros) has been extended until July 2021. 

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italy
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Turkey: Extension of regulation barring layoffs

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 05/26/2021 - 09:34

aa.com.tr (26.05.2021)

The Turkish government's Pandemic Social Support Program has provided relief for more than 6 million people, Minister of Family and Social Services Derya Yanık said. The program covers everything from cash aid to the distribution of free food across the country, where the ongoing coronavirus pandemic negatively impacted the income of millions. The regulation barring layoffs during the pandemic would be extended for another three months.

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turkey
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Serbia: to offer cash to those who get Covid-19 vaccine

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 05/12/2021 - 09:32

06.05.2021 (reuters.com)

An allowance of 3,000 dinars (25 euros, $30) will be paid to each citizen who gets a Covid jab before the end of May, in what could be the world's first cash-for-jabs scheme.

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serbia
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Social assistance
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United States: Senate adopts Republican jobless benefit for COVID-19 relief bill

Submitted by cambrosio on Tue, 04/13/2021 - 11:24

dol.gov (06.03.2121)

The U.S. Senate approved a Republican measure setting federal unemployment benefits for those made jobless by the coronavirus pandemic at $300 per week, as part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.

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United States
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Unemployment
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Duterte approves in-kind assistance to vulnerable sectors in areas under ECQ

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 04/01/2021 - 09:18

Close to 23 million low-income individuals from Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna will receive an in-kind doleout worth ₱1,000. The aid will be limited to a maximum of four members per family.

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philippines, the
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Family benefits
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Zanzibar responds to COVID-19 economic challenges with a 20% rise to their universal social pension

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 03/24/2021 - 16:41

helpage.org (22.07.2020)

The government decided to increase the monthly transfer of their universal social pension by 20 per cent. This is another bold step from the government, which follows on from becoming in 2016 the first country in the Eastern African region to offer social pensions to older people.

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tanzania
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Old age Pensions
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