Over 10.3 million workers receive financial assistance

Over 10.3 million workers affected by COVID-19 received more than 1.09 billion USD in cash assistance from the unemployment insurance fund as of November 8.

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The Vietnam Social Security said employers that have fully paid social insurance premium or are suspending contributions to retirement and survivor benefit funds as of January 2021, and employers affected by COVID-19 suffering from a reduction of at least 10 percent of the employees participating in social insurance compared to that in January 2021 will be entitled to financial assistance.

They will also receive financial support in training and improvement of vocational skills for their workers.

Workers who are forced to have their labour contracts suspended, stay on leave without pay due to COVID-19 treatment and medical quarantine, or partly or full closure of their factories will be also entitled for assistance.

Children under COVID-19 treatment or medical quarantine, the elderly and the disabled will also benefit from the new policy./.

VNA