01 April 2020 – Provided payment for workers who have reduced hours or are unemployed

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Wage and income support
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Ministry of Economy established the Emergency Employment and Income Maintenance Program, which grants the Emergency Employment and Income Preservation Benefit to workers who have a reduced working day or a suspended contract, as well as emergency assistance for intermittent workers with a formalized employment contract. This results in R $ 600.00 per month and may be granted for up to 90 days for informal workers, unemployed and individual microentrepreneurs (MEIs) that integrate low-income families
Full details here: https://www.gov.br/economia/pt-br/assuntos/noticias/2020/abril/governo-lanca-programa-emergencial-de-manutencao-do-emprego-para-enfrentar-efeitos-economicos-da-covid-19