Who is eligible for state aid?

Not all workers will be entitled to the new financial assistance from the State and the disbursement of just over a half of a minimum wage of about 18,200 dinars, i.e. what most SMEs will receive for each employee.

The government has defined the groups of workers who will receive just over 36,000 dinars from the state in August and September in total, as well as those workers who are not entitled to this aid.

The new state aid in the form of the payment of 60% of the minimum wage means practically the following: the state will pay 18,220 dinars (twice) to each employee in micro, small and medium enterprise, i.e. 60% of the minimum monthly wage.

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The first and most important rule, just like with the previous set of measures, is that only documented workers, i.e. those who do not work illegally, are entitled to the minimum wage. Unlike the rules from the first set of measures, those workers who are working for companies company founded after 15 March but before 20 July this year are also entitled to the financial assistance.

One of the biggest changes in relation to the first set of measures, when all companies were entitled to the full or half of the minimum wage, is that state support is now directed at a part of the business sector that does not include large companies.

This means that this type of assistance cannot be given to workers employed in companies with more than 250 employees, which income exceeds 40 million euro and have assets worth more than 20 million euro.

The money will be paid to those employees who have a regular job contract, be it a fixed-term contract or an open-end contract. Also, full-time or part-time employees are treated in the same way, regardless of whether they are temporary or permanent employees.

On the other hand, people like seasonal workers and those hired on a temporary basis.

In addition, if a person has both an employee and pensioner status, they are not entitled to the minimum wage. Even pregnant women and new mothers, whose full salary is already paid by the state, are not entitled to such direct state assistance.

Another prerequisite for companies that will receive the state aid is that they cannot lay off more than 10% of their workforce in the three months following payment, i.e. October, November and December.

(Alo, 30.07.2020)


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