Employees who have had their jobs suspended for a month or longer because their enterprises do not have resources to pay due to Covid-19 will be given VND1.8 million (US$77.2) a month for a maximum of three months.
|A meeting of the Vietnamese government (Photo: VGP)
Employers facing financial difficulties that have already paid half of the wages to their employees will also be offered loans at a zero-interest rate to cover the remaining half.
Household businesses with taxable revenue of less than VND100 million (US$4,288) a year will be provided with VND1 million ($42.88) a month for three months if they had to suspend operations from April.
Workers who lost their jobs but are ineligible for unemployment benefits will be able to receive VND1 million a month from April to June.
National contributors and social welfare beneficiaries will receive VND500,000 per month (US$21.44) while households below or near the poverty line will be provided with VND250,000 (US$10.72) per person.
The government’s resolution clearly dictates that the state, enterprises and whole of society share the responsibility of ensuring the lives of those affected by the epidemic.