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Spain: Social Security pays tomorrow 234.21 million euros in benefits to more than 256,000 self-employed workers

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 11/18/2020 - 16:52

La Seguridad Social abona mañana viernes 234,21 millones de euros a más de 256.000 trabajadores autónomos a los que les ha sido reconocida alguna de las prestaciones puestas en marcha para paliar la situación de este colectivo como consecuencia de la pandemia de la COVID-19.

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spain
Global challenges
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Cash transfers
Covid-19
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Estonia: The government extended the measures to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in the culture sector

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 11/11/2020 - 17:30

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Regions / Country
estonia
Global challenges
Topics
Extension of coverage
Social assistance
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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Morocco: Social welfare protection to cover all Moroccans in five years

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 08/11/2020 - 09:50

The North Africa Post (04.08.2020) Morocco will expand social welfare protection to all its citizens within five years through a gradual approach, said Finance Minister Mohammed Benchaaboun, after King Mohammed VI urged in the State of the Nation speech on July 29 speeding up such a national project. Benchaaboun said the plan will proceed gradually with the first phase (2021-2023) focusing on the generalization of mandatory health insurance and family allowances followed by a second phase (2024-2025) to enlist citizens in pension funds and launch unemployment benefits.

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morocco
Global challenges
Topics
Health
Family benefits
Unemployment

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Bolivia: Seguro de invalidez y muerte de policías por COVID-19

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 08/06/2020 - 16:54

Agencia Boliviana de Información (20.07.2020) El Gobierno, a través del 4289, destinó Bs 15.406.000 para contratar un seguro de invalidez total y permanente o muerte derivada del coronavirus COVID-19 para los miembros de la Policía Nacional.     Mediante la nueva normativa se autorizó al Ministerio de Economía, a través del Tesoro General de la Nación (TGN), realizar en la gestión 2020 la asignación presupuestaria de recursos adicionales por el monto señalado, a favor del Ministerio de Gobierno para contratar el seguro.

Regions / Country
bolivia
Global challenges
Topics
Health Insurance
Disability
Occupational accidents and diseases
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Bahamas: Coverage extension of government-funded unemployment benefit (GovUEBex)

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 07/23/2020 - 09:42

nib-bahamas.com (21.07.2020) The National Insurance Board, after consultation with the Ministry of Finance, is pleased to advise that the Government Unemployment Extension Programme will be extended to persons whose last day at work was Friday 13 March, 2020. Our previous pre-enrolled customers included only those persons who were laid off after the lockdown as at 23rd March, 2020.

Regions / Country
bahamas
Global challenges
Topics
Unemployment
Extension of coverage
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EU regulation hampers cross-border workers’ home office ambitions

Submitted by siha on Thu, 07/02/2020 - 20:59

The coronavirus pandemic has instigated a work-from-home culture with many employees wanting to extend the experience.

However, the conditions imposed by the EU risk acting as a brake for cross-border workers in regions like Geneva, which borders with France, Swiss public radio (RTS) reports.

Regions / Country
Europe
Global challenges
Topics
Employment policies
Migration
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Colombia: Desempleados continúan con acceso a salud

Submitted by mmarquez on Mon, 06/22/2020 - 20:11

minsalud.gov.co (05.06.2020) La expedición del Decreto 800 de 2020 tiene por objetivo garantizar el flujo de recursos a las EPS y otros aseguradores, así como a hospitales e IPS privadas pero, también garantiza el aseguramiento para aquellas personas que en el marco de la Emergencia Sanitaria por Covid-19 perdieron su trabajo y en consecuencia la capacidad de pago al Sistema de Salud.

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colombia
Global challenges
Topics
Health
Cash sickness benefits
Unemployment
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Moldova: increase in the unemployment benefit and extension of coverage

Submitted by cambrosio on Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:17

moldpres.md (21.04.2020)

There has been an increase in the amount of unemployment benefit by almost 55% and the extension of eligibility criteria for unemployment benefits. The large number of labour migrants returned to the country after losing their jobs abroad will be automatically entitled to this social allowance. In the circumstances of an emergency, the unemployment benefit is also granted to patent holders and self-employed individuals in the retail trade sector.

Regions / Country
moldova, Republic of
Global challenges
Topics
Unemployment
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