The Ministry of Labour will issue cheques to those who have applied and are eligible for special allowances under the five support schemes but whose bank accounts it has not been able to verify.
Labour Ministry extend the scheme date until 12 May. From tomorrow Labour Ministry will start issuing cheques to all those whose bank accounts it has not been able to verify and all those who had not submitted a bank account as there is no other way to pay the allowance.
The cheques will cover the period of March 16 to April 12, it said.
The schemes are child care allowance, sick leave, the self-employed, complete suspension of business operations, and partial suspension. These were in force from March 16 to April 12, and will now also apply from April 13 to May 12 with the following changes:
- All those who first started work in February and March 2020 will be included on condition that their names are submitted by their employer on the new document ΕΕΑ7 and their salary is submitted
- The minimum allowance of €360 for a period of four weeks is implemented retroactively
- The bigger of the two amounts of the last salary and the insurance preconditions of 2018 is paid retroactively as special unemployment benefit and sick leave.
Additional allowance has already been paid as regards the schemes that had retroactive effect, the ministry said.
A new scheme for all those who are unemployed and exhausted their benefits in February and March. Under the new scheme, they will receive a special allowance of €360.
New electronic applications will be posted on the website on Tuesday so all those eligible can apply online, it added.