COVID-19 – Social Measures

Further information in relation to Additional Unemployment Benefits, Parent Benefits and Persons with Disability Benefits, which have been announced by the Government last week, are now available on the website of the Social Security.  The social measures announced so far are: Parents who both work in the private sector requiring one of the parents to […]

Written By Stephen Balzan

On March 25, 2020
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Further information in relation to Additional Unemployment Benefits, Parent Benefits and Persons with Disability Benefits, which have been announced by the Government last week, are now available on the website of the Social Security.  The social measures announced so far are:

  • Parents who both work in the private sector requiring one of the parents to stay at home to take care of children who now cannot attend school will receive a direct payment of €166.15 per week if working fulltime or €103.85 per week if working part-time provided that they cannot carry out their functions through teleworking arrangements. This measure also applies for single parent families.
  • Persons with Disability who work in the private sector and are duly registered with Jobsplus, who opt to stay home for health and safety reasons will receive a direct payment of €166.15 per week if working fulltime or €103.85 per week if working part-time.
  • Employees who had their full-time employment terminated as of 9th March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will be eligible for the Contributory Unemployment Benefit and will receive a direct payment of €166.15 per week for full time employees or €103.85 per week for part-time employees.
  • Government will increase rent subsidies for individuals who have their job terminated.

Application forms for the schemes can be accessed here.

Please contact us on [email protected] for further information and on how we can be of assistance to you and to your business.

How can we help?  

For further information, please contact one of the firm’s tax partners, Stephen Balzan on [email protected] or Elaine Camilleri [email protected]. ACT can help you understand the changes to the tax rules and how these can impact your business.  

Apart from its offices in St. Julian’s Malta, ACT operates from a second office in Gozo, which is situated in the capital city of Victoria.  For an appointment in our Gozo office, please call on 00356 21378672 or send us an email on [email protected].