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Rich countries’ support for children ‘totally inadequate’: UN report

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 12/14/2020 - 10:28

un.org (10.12.2020) The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, slams the levels of financial support for children allocated by high-income countries during the pandemic as totally inadequate, in a child poverty report issued on Friday.

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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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Norway: Extra 7.3 billion for the municipalities

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 11/11/2020 - 11:08

regjeringen.no (10.11.2020) In the supplementary issue, the government proposes that the municipal sector receive an extra NOK 7.3 billion in 2021 . The municipalities receive NOK 6.2 billion. 4.4 billion will be given as an increased population subsidy, while NOK 1.5 billion will be distributed as discretionary funds. In addition, the municipalities receive NOK 321 million from the framework grant for positions related to compliance with the rules for events, restaurants and employees.

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Norway: Care allowance for parents doubled until March 2021

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 11/11/2020 - 09:33

regjeringen.no (03.11.2020) The care allowance rules will be extended until June 2021, and the quotas will also be doubled in 2021. This means that a family next year will be entitled to at least 40 days of care allowance, compared with 20 days in a normal situation. In addition, the rules on sickness benefits in the event of infection or suspected infection will be extended until March.  

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Japan: Special supplement to child benefits

Submitted by siha on Fri, 10/09/2020 - 11:42

Cabinet office (01.05.2020) Special supplement of 10,000 yen per a child is automatically added to child benefits. Beneficiaries who received a child benefit for April 2020 are entitled to the supplement. The government pays for the funding and local municipalities administers the supplement as well as original child benefit.

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