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Factsheet for measure PL-2021-3/1876 – Updated – measures in Poland
|Country||Poland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 15 January 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||15 April 2021 (updated 12 August 2021)|
In Line with the Financial Shield 6.0 scheme, from 15 January onwards, persons performing civil law contracts (e.g. commission, work) gained the right to a one-time additional work stoppage allowance. These are contracts concluded until 15 December 2020. Creators, artists, technicians supporting culture, architects and persons who provide services to museums (within the scope of extracurricular forms of education and museum guides) will benefit from the work stoppage allowance.
The application must be submitted within 3 months of the month in which the state of pandemic is over.
In order to claim the stoppage allowance, those belonging to the target group have to meet specific conditions. Income from a civil law contract in the month before the one in which the application for a one-time additional work stoppage allowance is submitted cannot exceed 300% of the average monthly remuneration from the previous quarter. The amount of the benefit is PLN 2,080 (some €460). However, if the sum of income from civil law contracts in the month preceding the month in which the application is submitted is up to PLN 1,299.99 (approximately €290), social security will pay the benefit only in the amount of the actually reported income.
The following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.
|03 August 2021||
As of early August, the government is planning to update the regulation, so that those who already claimed the benefit will be able to apply for it once more. The core of the regulation will stay the same, that is, this is going to be one-time benefit.
No official data released yet.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
One person or microenterprises
|Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Not known involvement.
This case is sector-specific (only private sector)
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|P - Education||P85 Education|
|R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation||R90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2021), Artists with civil law contracts can claim work stoppage allowance, measure PL-2021-3/1876 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2021-3_1876.html
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