19 March 2020 – Provided part payment of workers wages

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Type of Intervention: Wage and income support
Sectors Involved: Business support
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Ministry of Economy established the anti-unemployment program, funded from the Worker Support Fund (FAT), where people who receive up to two minimum wages and have reduced wages and working hours will have access to an advance of 25% of what they would be entitled to monthly, if they applied for unemployment insurance. The anti-unemployment program will pay workers an amount ranging from R $ 261.25 to R $ 381.22.
Full details here: https://www.gov.br/economia/pt-br/assuntos/noticias/2020/marco/inss-vai-acelerar-concessao-de-beneficios-com-fortalecimento-do-atendimento-virtual