Factsheet for case CZ-2020-43/1304 – measures in Czechia
|Country||Czechia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, started on 19 October 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Protection of vulnerable groups (beyond employment support)
|Author||Soňa Veverková (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs) and Eurofound|
|Case created||22 October 2020 (updated 30 October 2020)|
Extraordinary immediate assistance is a one-time benefit based for Act No. 111/2006, on assistance to people in material distress. It supports those whose income is lower than the amount of the subsistence minimum and are not able to solve their situation in any other way (unemployment benefit, support from family etc.). Citizens in need can apply at the Labour Office and have to provide their overall financial and material situation.
Extraordinary immediate assistance COVID-19 has introduced an easier administrative process for people in need - in place of providing overall financial and material situation, the applicant provides information on his/her current account balance.
Eligible are in general people, who are in need because of anti-COVID-19 pandemic measure (typically single mothers staying with children at home as a result of schools closure).
Citizens in need can apply at the Labour Office and have to provide their current financial situation by the statement of their account and by proving the income and common expenditures of the household (rent or mortgage, food, energy bills etc.).
After the complex evaluation of a particular case, Labour Office than decides if the applicant is supported or not. The minimum and maximum amount is not settled and depends on the decision of Labour Office.
The benefit can be used to cover rent or mortgage, food, clothes, energy, internet and phone expenditure. It cannot cover any other expenditures.
No information available by now.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Other groups of citizens
Public employment service
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners, which are members of the tripartite body (Council of economic and social agreement, Rada hospodářské a sociální dohody, RHSD) were informed and consulted in both formal (requested by institutional settings) and informal ways. They are not involved in the management of policy measures.
Eurofound (2020), Simplified procedures to obtain one-time benefit for people in material distress, case CZ-2020-43/1304 (measures in Czechia), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.