01 April 2020 – Unemployment benefit for workers in informal sector within lockdown areas

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Local Government, Private Sector and Businesses
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: As part of Government’s COVID-19 stimulus package, Fijians working in the informal
sector within lockdown areas of Lautoka, Suva and Nasinu are eligible for $150 in
financial assistance. This pay-out will be provided to those with valid hawkers/ business
license or permit.
The Ministry of Economy will process the applications within five working days once the
application forms are received.

Overview: As part of Government’s COVID-19 stimulus package, Fijians working in the informal sector within lockdown areas of Lautoka, Suva and Nasinu are eligible for $150 in financial assistance. This pay-out will be provided to those with valid hawkers/business license or permit.

Full details here: https://www.fiji.gov.fj/getattachment/dbb53051-9f90-40fc-9f9a-00107d9b2eea/Unemployment-Benefit-for-Lockdown-Areas-(Informal.aspx

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Unemployment Benefit for Lockdown Areas (Informal Section)