The Government promulgates policies to support workers and employers facing difficulties due to COVID-19


The Government has just issued Resolution No. 68/NQ-CP on a number of policies to support employees and employers facing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The objective is to support workers and employers facing difficulties due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, contributing to the recovery of production and business, minimizing the negative impacts of the pandemic, stabilizing production and business decisions, ensuring the life and safety of workers.

The resolution clearly states, the principle of support must ensure timely support, right subjects, publicity, transparency, not to take advantage of, take advantage of policies; ensure the feasibility and effectiveness of policies and resources for implementation. Each object is only entitled to once in a support policy. Employees who are entitled to a one-time support in cash (except for those who are entitled to additional policies specified at Points 7, 8, Section II of this Resolution) are only entitled to one support regime; does not support subjects who voluntarily do not participate.

At the same time, it is necessary to promote the initiative of all levels, branches and localities, based on specific conditions to flexibly deploy, ensure objectives, principles and timely support policies.

The Government promulgates policies to support workers and employers facing difficulties due to COVID-19.

The State budget support is implemented as follows:

Provinces and cities that have a rate of regulation of revenues distributed to the central budget over 60% are self-sufficient in funding for implementation.

The central budget supports the remaining localities on the following principles:

– 80% of the actual expenditure as prescribed in this Resolution for the mountainous provinces and the Central Highlands.

– 60% of the actual expenditure as prescribed in this Resolution for the remaining provinces that have not yet balanced their budgets (besides the mountainous provinces, the Central Highlands).

– 40% of the actual expenditure as prescribed in this Resolution for the provinces and cities that have the remaining proportion of revenues distributed to the central budget.

The provinces and cities directly under the Central Government actively use 50% of the local budget reserve (including the 3 levels of province, district and commune) and 70% of the local financial reserve fund, the source of salary reform. the remaining balance to comply with the principles and support regimes specified in this Resolution.

Regarding support content, the Government decided to implement the following 12 policies:

1. Policy to reduce insurance premiums for occupational accidents and diseases

Employers are entitled to a rate of payment equal to 0% of the salary fund as a basis for paying social insurance premiums to the Insurance Fund for Occupational Accidents and Diseases for 12 months (from July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2021). by the end of June 30, 2022) for employees subject to occupational accident and occupational disease insurance (except for cadres, civil servants, public employees, people of the people’s armed forces, people workers in the agencies of the Party, the State, administrative agencies, public non-business units receive salaries from the state budget). The employer supports the entire amount obtained from the reduction of contributions to the Insurance Fund for Occupational Accidents and Diseases for employees in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

2. Policy on temporary suspension of contributions to the retirement and survivorship fund

Employers who have fully paid social insurance premiums or are temporarily suspending contributions to the retirement and survivorship fund until the end of April 2021 but are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in a reduction from 15% of the participating employees. If the employee has received social insurance premiums or more compared to April 2021 (including the employee who stopped working, suspended the performance of the labor contract, agreed on unpaid leave), the employee and the employer are entitled to suspend payment to the retirement and survivorship fund for 6 months from the time of application submission.

For cases that have been resolved to suspend payment according to Resolution No. 42/NQ-CP dated April 9, 2020 and Resolution No. 154/NQ-CP dated October 19, 2020 of the Government, if eligible, is still resolved, but the total period of suspension does not exceed 12 months.

3. Policies to support training and job maintenance for employees

Employers are entitled to financial support for training, retraining and improvement of vocational skills from the Unemployment Insurance Fund when fully paying unemployment insurance premiums for employees for full 12 months or more by the date of payment of unemployment insurance premiums. support proposals; change the technological structure according to the provisions of Clause 1, Article 42 of the Labor Code; having the revenue of the preceding quarter before the time of requesting for support decrease by 10% or more compared to the same period in 2019 or 2020; have a plan or cooperate with a vocational education institution in developing a plan for training, retraining and improving vocational skills and qualifications in order to maintain jobs for employees according to regulations. The maximum support level is 1,500,000 VND/employee/month and the maximum support period is 06 months. Applications for support are submitted from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

4. Policies to support employees in suspending labor contracts and taking unpaid leave

Employees working at enterprises, cooperatives, public non-business units that cover their own recurrent expenditures or investment and recurrent expenditures, people-founded and private educational institutions at the preschool education level, Kindergarten, primary school, junior high school, high school, vocational education are temporarily suspended at the request of competent state agencies for the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic. current labor contract, take unpaid leave within the term of the labor contract from 15 consecutive days or more, from May 1, 2021 to the end of December 31, 2021 and the start time of the suspension. perform labor contracts, take unpaid leave from May 1, 2021 to the end of December 31, 2021; who are participating in compulsory social insurance up to the time immediately before suspending the performance of their labor contracts, taking unpaid leave will be entitled to one-time support as follows: From 15 consecutive days or more to less than 1 month 1,855,000 VND/person; from 1 month or more, the rate is 3,710,000 VND/person.

5. Policies to support employees who stop working

Employees working under the labor contract regime are suspended from work under Clause 3, Article 99 of the Labor Code and are subject to medical isolation or in blocked areas at the request of competent state agencies. authority from 14 days or more during the period from May 1, 2021 to the end of December 31, 2021; Those who are participating in compulsory social insurance up to the time right before they stop working will receive a one-time support of 1,000,000 VND/person.

6. Policy to support employees to terminate labor contracts

Employees working at enterprises, cooperatives, public non-business units that cover their own recurrent expenditures or investment and recurrent expenditures, people-founded and private educational institutions at the preschool education level, Kindergarten, primary school, junior high school, high school, and vocational education school terminate their labor contracts due to having to stop operating at the request of competent state agencies to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic. from May 1, 2021 to the end of December 31, 2021; who are participating in compulsory social insurance but are not eligible for unemployment benefits, receive a one-time support of VND 3,710,000/person.

7. Additional support policies and children

a) The pregnant employees at Points 4, 5, 6, Section II are entitled to an additional support of 1,000,000 VND/person; Those who are raising children or taking care of children under 6 years old are supported an additional 1,000,000 VND/child under 6 years old and only 1 person is the mother or father.

b) Children subject to treatment due to COVID-19 infection or medical isolation under a decision of a competent state agency shall be covered by the state budget for treatment expenses and meals as prescribed at Point 8, Section II This Resolution; receive an additional support of 1,000,000 VND/child from the state budget during the treatment and isolation period from April 27, 2021 to the end of December 31, 2021.

8. Support for meals at 80,000 VND/person/day for people who have to be treated for COVID-19 (F0) infection, from April 27, 2021 to the end of December 31, 2021, the support period will vary from time to time. actual treatment but up to 45 days.

Food support at the rate of 80,000 VND/person/day for people who have to undergo medical isolation (F1) according to a decision of a competent state agency, from April 27, 2021 to the end of December 31, 2021, maximum support time 21 days.

9. One-time support of 3,710,000 VND/person for art directors, actors, and painters holding class IV professional titles In public non-business units performing arts activities (excluding art units of the armed forces) must stop operating for 15 days or more to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic during the period from May 1, 2021 to the end of December 31, 2021.

A one-time support of VND 3,710,000/person for tour guides issued with a tour guide practice card affected by the COVID-19 pandemic during the period from May 1, 2021 to the end of May 31. December 2021.

10. Policies to support business households

Business households have business registration, tax registration and must stop operating for 15 consecutive days or more during the period from May 1, 2021 to the end of December 31, 2021 at the request of the housing authority. Competent countries to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic will receive a one-time support of 3,000,000 VND/household from the State budget.

11. Loan policy to pay wages to stop working, pay wages to restore production

a) Loan to pay salary for job severance: Employers are entitled to a loan from the Bank for Social Policies at 0% interest rate and do not have to take loan security measures to pay the employee’s stoppage salary. Those participating in compulsory social insurance must stop working for 15 consecutive days or more as prescribed in Clause 3, Article 99 of the Labor Code, from May 1, 2021 to the end of March 31, 2022.

The employer has no bad debt at the credit institution and foreign bank branch at the time of applying for a loan. The maximum loan amount is equal to the regional minimum wage for the number of employees according to the actual pay-off period of up to 3 months. The loan term is less than 12 months.

b) Loans to pay salaries for production recovery: Employers must temporarily suspend operations at the request of competent state agencies to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic from May 1, 2021. until the end of March 31, 2022 when returning to production and business and the employer operates in the fields of transportation, aviation, tourism, accommodation services and sending Vietnamese workers to work. Overseas under a contract from May 1, 2021 to the end of March 31, 2022, can borrow money from the Bank for Social Policies at 0% interest rate and do not have to apply loan security measures. to pay wages to employees working under labor contracts and participating in compulsory social insurance.

The employer has no bad debt at the credit institution and foreign bank branch at the time of applying for a loan. The maximum loan amount is equal to the regional minimum wage for the number of employees who are working under labor contracts according to the actual salary payment period of up to 3 months. The loan term is less than 12 months.

12. For employees without a labor contract (self-employed) and some other specific subjects:

Based on the specific conditions and budget capacity of the locality, the provinces and cities shall develop criteria, determine the beneficiaries and the support amount, but the support level is not lower than 1,500,000 VND/person/time or 50,000 VND/person/day based on the actual number of days of suspension at the request of the locality.

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