Government to extend payment of remuneration compensation by two weeks in Harju and Ida-Viru County

29.01.2021 | 12:17

Stenbock House, 28 January 2021 – The Government meeting approved the decision on the payment of remuneration compensation in Harju and Ida-Viru County also for the period from 17 to 31 January. With today’s decision, the compensation will be paid for the restrictions in force from 28 December 2020 to 31 January 2021. The amount of the compensation is one and a half months’ wage cost for companies and 1.5 times the minimum wage for self-employed persons.
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The remuneration compensation is paid to undertakings operating in Harju and Ida-Viru County that have suffered heavy economic losses due to the restrictions arising from the COVID-19 control measures. The proposal to extend the remuneration compensation was made to the Government by the Council of the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund.

The cost of this change is 8 million euros, of which 7.6 million euros will be covered by the unemployment insurance funds, and the cost of the compensation measure for self-employed persons is 0.4 million euros, which will be allocated from the reserve fund of the Government.

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