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Factsheet for measure SK-2020-18/886 – Updated – measures in Slovakia
|Country||Slovakia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 May 2020 – 31 August 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Income protection beyond short-time work
– Extensions of income support to workers not covered by any kind of protection scheme
|Author||Daniela Keselova (IVPR) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||19 June 2020 (updated 11 October 2021)|
This completely new measure was introduced on the basis of the Government Regulation No. 103/2020 Coll, section 3, on certain measures in the field of subsidies within the competence of the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic in the event of an emergency situation, state of emergency or state of emergency declared in connection with COVID-19. The measure was introduced to help persons without any income during the crisis situation.
Eligible are the persons who used to have an income from work or self-employment before 12 March 2020 and stayed without any income during the coronavirus crisis. Not eligible are all recipients of unemployment benefits, retirement pensions, disability pensions, sickness benefits, nursing benefits, parental benefits and material need contributions. Moreover, the applicants cannot receive any other subsidy from the First aid measures.
The subsidy is paid out every month since March 2020 if the beneficiary meets the "no income" requirement. The person receives €105 in March 2020 and €210 in April and later until the individual income situation changes. The Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family publishes the list of beneficiaries with approved subsidies on its website.
By 30 June 2020 there were totaly 11,881 approved subsidies refering to the period between 12 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 according to the lists of beneficiaries published by the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family.
|Applies to all workers||Does not apply to businesses||Applies to all citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement as case not in social partner domain||No involvement as case not in social partner domain|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners were not involved in preparation of the measure via usual tripartite consultations and neither in the cross-sector commenting procedure as the measure refers to individual citizens (workers, self-employed, unemployed) who stayed without any income during the crisis situation.
There are no views or reactions of social partners available.
Eurofound (2020), SOS subsidy for people without any other income introduced, measure SK-2020-18/886 (measures in Slovakia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/SK-2020-18_886.html
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