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01-06-2020 18:49

Decisions by the Minister of Labour on the implementation of Special Schemes for combating the consequences of the COVID-19 virus.

The Minister of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance, announces that the Decisions of the Minister of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance on the implementation of Special Schemes for combating the consequences of the COVID-19 virus for the period from 13 May 2020 until 12 June 2020, are today published  in the Official Gazette of the Republic. The said Decisions can be found on the specific website www.coronavirus.mlsi.gov.cy

Moreover, the Ministry announces that the applications concerning the period from 13 May 2020 until 12 June 2020 for all the Special Schemes have been posted on the particular website www.coronavirus.mlsi.gov.cy

It should be pointed out that all employers, employees or/and self-employed, who are included in the beneficiaries of the Schemes, must imperatively submit a new on-line application for consideration for the new period stated above, in order to receive the relevant allowance, provided they meet the terms and conditions.

The Special Schemes for which applications are to be submitted for the period from 13 May 2020 until 12 June 2020, are the following:

For employees: Application for Special Leave for Care of Children (EEA.1) and application for Special Sickness Benefit (EEA.2).

For employers: Application for the Special Scheme for Full Suspension of Operations (EEA.3) and application for the Special Scheme for Partial Suspension of Operations (EEA.4).

The Employers who submit the above applications must first fill out the New Employees Details Submission Statement (EEA.7), which is concerned with the hiring of employees during the months of February, March and April 2020, in case they  have made recruitments after 1/2/2020.

For the Self-employed: Application for the Special Scheme for Self-Employed (EEA.5).

For the unemployed: Application for Granting a Special Unemployment Benefit (EEA.8) to persons who received an unemployment benefit, which had run out either in February or March or April 2020.

It is underlined that all should submit, in addition to the application form for participation in the Special Scheme that concerns them, also a Bank Account Details Statement (EEA.6), if their account has not been confirmed.

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