2. State Aid
Government subsidies and special relief resources allocated to support employers, and workers, in their efforts to maintain employment and pull through the crisis.
- The “Antivirus” Employment Support Programme offers State benefits for employers whose employees cannot work as a result of imposed obstacles and other reasons related to COVID-19.
- The Attendance Allowance benefit is available to parents whose children under the age of 13 stayed home due to COVID-19 related school closings. During the COVID-19 State of Emergency, this benefit was increased from 60% to 80% of reduced average earnings.
- Possibility for employers to defer social insurance payments.