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Mexico: The State of Mexico provides one-time cash benefit to unemployed due to COVID-19

Submitted by mmarquez on Mon, 11/30/2020 - 17:49

politica.expansion.mx (10.07.2020) A one-time cash benefit of 3,000 pesos is intended for people 18 years of age and older who live in the State of Mexico (Edomex) and who during the last four months lost their formal or informal employment, due to the health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The cash support will be delivered in two monthly installments, each of 1,500 pesos. Informal workers will need to sign a declaration under oath of saying the truth about having lost their (informal) employment due COVID-19 situation.

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Mexico:The IMSS simplified the process to give social security to domestic workers

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 11/25/2020 - 19:11

Infobae (24.11.2020) The Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) presented the second phase of the pilot test for the affiliation of Household Workers, through which the payment process carried out by the employer is simplified and automated . This provides continuity and simplifies the operation of the pilot test, benefiting 2.4 million informal workers who carry out paid activities at home .

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IMF: Morocco’s Pandemic Social Protection Solutions a ‘Success Story’

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 10/26/2020 - 15:51

moroccoworldnews.com (20.10.2020) Morocco established several innovative digital solutions to increase the number of beneficiaries of social protection schemes during the pandemic.

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Brazil: Emergency income to informal sector professionals in the cultural sector

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 08/12/2020 - 17:01

KPMG (26.05.2020) On May 26, the Chamber of Deputies approved a bill that transfers R $ 3 billion from the Union for emergency actions aimed at the cultural sector during the pandemic of the new coronavirus, such as the payment of an emergency income of R$ 600 to informal professionals in the field.

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Brasil: INSS extends anticipation of the Benefit of Continuous Provision (BPC) and Sickness until October 31

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 08/12/2020 - 16:17

agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br (03.07.2020) The federal government issued a decree authorizing the National Institute of Social Security (INSS) to pay prepayments for sickness benefits and the Continuing Benefit Benefit (BPC). The measure, published in an extra section of the Official Gazette (DOU) of this Thursday (2), determines that the advances will be paid until October 31.

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brazil
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