First coronavirus supplements paid out

01.04.2020 - 09:51
First coronavirus supplements paid out
The first welfare benefits for workers affected by the corona lockdown were paid out yesterday
The unemployment benefit services (ALS) headquarters in Tórshavn

A key component of the government’s corona rescue package is an expansion of the unemployment benefit services (ALS) to also include employees and self-employed workers suffering as a result of the corona lockdown.

Yesterday, the first of these supplements, covering the period 12-22 March, were paid out.

Those who did not receive their rightful benefits yesterday and whose application is processed by noon today will be paid tomorrow.

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Payments for all remaining valid applications for the 12-22 March period will be issued as soon as possible.

The coronavirus supplements are paid out fortnightly, and the next payment date, covering the period from 23 March to 5 April, is 7 April.

As of this morning, 1,776 people were registered in the coronavirus supplement system, 999 women and 777 men.


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