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Factsheet for measure SK-2022-23/2791 – measures in Slovakia

Subsidy to support humanitarian aid (inflation subsidy)

Dotácia na podporu humanitárnej pomoci (inflačná dotácia)

Country Slovakia , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 01 June 2022 – 30 September 2022
Context COVID-19, War in Ukraine
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Responses to inflation
– Increasing income in general
Author Daniela Kešelová (IVPR) and Eurofound
Measure added 05 September 2022 (updated 10 October 2022)

Background information

The measure was established in the Government Regulation No. 160/2022 and No. 228/2022 which amend the Government Regulation No. 103/2020 on some measures in labour, social affairs and family subsidies during the state of emergency announced in connection with COVID-19, established a new measure to mitigate negative consequences of inflation on certain population groups.

Content of measure

The measure refers to an ad-hoc subsidy of €100 to certain groups of population. The purpose is to provide financial support to vulnerable groups to cover increased living costs. Eligible is the physical person with permanent or temporary residency in the Slovak Republic who is either:

  • a personal assistant provided personal assistance to the person with disabilities based on the agreement concluded between the assistant and his/her client and who provided assistance in the first quarter of the year 2022 for at least 12 hours,
  • an informal caregivers providing homecare to a person with severe disability or to a person older than 80 years of age and not receiving care allowance,
  • a person who reached 62 years of age not later than in May 2022 and receives pensions (such as retirement, early retirement, widow/widower, disability pension) or
  • a person whose social insurance was paid by the state in May 2022 due to his/her care of a child with long-term adverse health condition aged from six years to 18 years.

The application for the subsidy can be sent to the local office of labour, social affairs and family (in the place of the person’s permanent or temporary residency) from 1 June 2022 to 31 August 2022. Application deadline 30 September 2022 applies to persons taking care of children with long-term adverse health condition as they were added to eligible groups later (on 28 June 2022) by the Government Regulation No. 228/2022.

Use of measure

No information are available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Other groups of workers
Does not apply to businesses Older citizens
Parents
Disabled

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Public employment service
National funds

Social partners

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:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A

Involvement

No involvement of social partners in designing, implementing and monitoring the measure.

Views and reactions

No information on reactions of social partners to the measure.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      T - Activities Of Households As Employers; Undifferentiated Goods- And Services-Producing Activities Of Households For Own Use T97 Activities of households as employers of domestic personnel
    • Occupation (ISCO level 2)
      Personal care workers

Sources

  • 11 May 2022: Dôvodová správa k Nariadeniu vlády č. 160/2022 - všeobecná časť (rokovania.gov.sk)
  • 11 May 2022: Dôvodová správa k Nariadeniu vlády č. 160/2022 - osobitná časť (rokovania.gov.sk)
  • 30 May 2022: Inflačná pomoc v sume 100 eur (Inflation subsidy of 100 euro) (www.upsvr.gov.sk)
  • 01 June 2022: Nariadenie vlády č. 160/2022 (Government Regulation No. 160/2022) (www.slov-lex.sk)
  • 28 June 2022: Nariadenie vlády č. 228/2022 (Government Regulation No. 228/2022) (www.slov-lex.sk)
  • 28 June 2022: Nariadenie vlády č. 103/2020 (Government Regulation No. 103/2020 as amended) (www.slov-lex.sk)

Citation

Eurofound (2022), Subsidy to support humanitarian aid (inflation subsidy), measure SK-2022-23/2791 (measures in Slovakia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/SK-2022-23_2791.html

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