Covid-19: Support will be paid to those who have been in lay-off for more than 30 days

Workers who have been in lay-off for more than 30 consecutive days, but without completing a calendar month, will also receive the stabilization supplement.

Workers who have been in lay-off for more than 30 consecutive days, but without completing a calendar month, will also receive the stabilization supplement, the Government announced today, indicating that it will change the law accordingly.

“In view of the doubts raised regarding the receipt of the stabilization supplement by workers who have been in lay-off for more than 30 consecutive days in the months of April, May and June, but without completing a calendar month, the Government clarifies that will proceed to clarify the regime provided for in the 3rd of DL nº 27-B / 2020, of 19 June, in order to explain that the referred workers are covered by this regime and, therefore, are entitled to receive the supplement of stabilization ”, says the Ministry of Labor, Solidarity and Social Security.

In the note, the ministry stresses that the stabilization complement aims to “mitigate the loss of income of workers who have been in lay-off for at least 30 days”.

The support applies to workers with a base salary up to 1.270 euros who have lost income “and its value corresponds to the difference between the base salary of each worker and the amount he received for 30 consecutive days in lay-off”, with a minimum of 100 euros and a maximum of 351 euros ”, can be read in the note.

The ministry also indicates that so far the stabilization complement has reached about 300 thousand workers and has had a financial impact of 48 million euros.

The note from the ministry of Ana Mendes Godinho comes after, on Tuesday, the National Association of the Automotive Branch (ARAN) denounced problems in the assignment of the stabilization complement to workers in 'lay-off' for 30 days that did not coincide with a calendar month.

"This wording harms all workers who have been in a lay-off situation for 30 days that do not exactly coincide with a given calendar month," the association then said, in a statement, explaining that Social Security understands that, for example , workers who have been in a lay-off situation between April 03 and May 02, are not entitled to the stabilization supplement.

The association criticized the fact that there are workers who for 30 days (not coinciding with a calendar month) were in 'lay-off' without access to this stabilization complement for loss of pay, while other workers in 'lay-off' for the same period, but coinciding with a given calendar month, are already entitled to the supplement.

“This situation has generated many social conflicts between workers and their employers, who hold companies responsible for not paying that supplement, since they state that they could have started the 'lay-off' on the first day of each month. and so they would already be entitled to their payment ”, said the association. The stabilization supplement started to be paid on July 30th.

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