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Singapore: The Courage Fund For Lower-Income Households affected by COVID-19

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 14:41

Ministry of Social and Family Development (31.07.2020) The Courage Fund will help lower-income households affected by COVID-19 who meet the following criteria: 1. At least one household member is a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident. 2. At least one household member contracted COVID-19, or was placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN), mandatory Leave of Absence (LOA) or Home Quarantine Order (QO). 3. [As of 1 June 2020] Household has gross monthly income of ≤$6,200, or gross monthly per capita income of ≤$2,000, prior to being affected by COVID-19.

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Social assistance
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Germany: German parliament approves basic pension law

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 11:42

IPE (02.07.2020) The German parliament, Bundestag, has approved the law for the introduction of the basic pension – Grundrente – from 1 January 2021. The Grundrente is paid in the form of a supplement to pensioners with at least 33 years of contributions to the statutory pension insurance based on periods of employment, child-rearing or care work.

 

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germany
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Old age Pensions
Service quality
Population ageing
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SPACE Understanding the Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Who, Where, How, and When? | socialprotection.org

Submitted by rruggia on Sun, 07/26/2020 - 09:28

It is essential to understand ‘Who’ will be affected, ‘Where’, ‘How’ and ‘When’ to better understand the ‘What’ of the social protection response to COVID-19.

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Gender and Inclusion in social protection responses during COVID-19 | socialprotection.org

Submitted by rruggia on Sun, 07/26/2020 - 09:17

This document provides key considerations and examples of how gender and social inclusion (GESI) can be integrated into potential COVID-19 response options/strategies via existing social protection and / or humanitarian programmes (or a hybrid approach, leveraging social protection delivery systems and capacity). It aims to highlight key considerations for integrating GESI into social protection design and operation, in an effort to increase wellbeing and dignity, while minimising potential negative effects on vulnerable populations.

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Costa Rica: SPECIAL SOLIDARITY CONTRIBUTION TO HIGH PENSIONS

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/24/2020 - 11:02

Ministry of finance (17.07.2020) Starting this July, the National Treasury of the Ministry of Finance will apply to pensions higher than ¢ 2,296,000 corresponding to the National Pension Directorate, Pension Board of the National Teaching Staff and the Ex-Presidents Regime, the deduction for special solidarity and redistributive contribution, established by Law No. 9796 (“Law to Redesign and Redistribute the Resources of the Special Solidarity Contribution”).   

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costa rica
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Old age Pensions
Compliance and Contribution Collection
Financing
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Mutual benefit societies
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Bangladesh: Food Aid Before Eid: Free rice for 1 crore poor

Submitted by siha on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 13:10

The Daily Star (08.07.2020) 

The government is set to distribute 10-kilogramme rice for free to each of over one crore "ultra-poor and destitute families" ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

The food aid will be given to 1,00,06,869 vulnerable group feeding (VGF) card holders across the country to mitigate the consequences of disasters like flood and coronavirus outbreak.

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bangladesh
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Service delivery
Food and nutrition
Shocks &extreme events
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Bangladesh: Govt to bear costs of private hospitals treating Covid-19 patients

Submitted by siha on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 11:35

Dhaka Tribune (10.05.2020) The government has decided to bear the operational costs of undersigned private hospitals treating Covid-19 patients. Medical professionals and others working at these hospitals will be paid by the government.   

However, private medical professionals will not be eligible for the same financial facilities as government employees. Government medical professionals are set to receive bonus salaries and will also get monetary aid if they contract or die from Covid-19.

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bangladesh
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Health
Employment
Human resources management
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Société | Les "damnés de la terre" : fraudes sociales, ouvriers "en esclavage"... le procès qui fait trembler Terra Fecundis | La Provence

Submitted by gfilhon on Thu, 06/11/2020 - 13:46

L'un des cas les plus emblémamtiques de la fraude au détachement européen dans le secteur agricole. Pour la seule période de 2012 à 2015, celle retenue par la procédure pénale, c'est un peu plus de 112 millions d'euros de cotisations qui auraient échappé à la Sécurité sociale, selon l'accusation, grâce à un système parfaitement huilé consistant à "jouer sur des conflits d'interprétation entre notre législation nationale et le droit communautaire", a analysé Béatrice Mesini, chercheuse au CNRS. "Cette affaire hors norme est celle qui présente les enjeux financiers les plus impor

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Europe
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Compliance and Contribution Collection
Error evasion and fraud
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India: Odisha CM announces Rs 2,200 crore package for weaker sections

Submitted by btreichel on Tue, 04/07/2020 - 09:41

indiatoday.in (27.03.2020) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a 22,200 million Indian Rupees (INR) support package for the welfare of economically weaker sections of society in Odisha to deal with the coronavirus related impact.
The measures include : 

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india
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Coronavirus: How can we help our elderly embrace technology?

Submitted by rruggia on Mon, 03/23/2020 - 10:40

ITU News  (20:03.2020) In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the elderly are likely to be a particularly vulnerable population group. Hence, many governments around the world are encouraging “social distancing” as a way to prevent the spread of the virus. The UK National Health Service (NHS) warns that older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation – which can have a serious effect on health.

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