Insider Economy “Special Leave” allowance not to exceed €1,200

“Special Leave” allowance not to exceed €1,200

Granting of “Special Leave” to parents working in the private sector for the care of children due to suspension of attendance at public and private schools, nursery and child care centres will not exceed €1,200.

The “special leave” will be granted to one of the two parents and can last up to 4 weeks. It will be allocated as follows:

-For a parent with a salary of up to €2.500, a 60% allowance will be paid for the first €1.000, and for the next €1.000 of his/her salary, a 40% allowance will be paid.

-For a parent with a salary of up to €2.500, a 60% allowance will be paid for the first €1.000, and for the next €1.000 of his/her salary, a 40% allowance will be paid.

Phileleftheros has calculated the allowance amount to be received by beneficiaries, based on their monthly salary, which is the following:

-If the monthly salary of an employee is €1,000, then the amount of the allowance received will be €600.

-If an employee is paid €1,200 a month, he/she will receive €680.

– If the monthly salary of an employee is €1,500 then the beneficiary will receive an allowance of €800.

-If the employee’s monthly salary is €1,800, then the allowance will be €920.
-If the employee’s monthly salary is €2,000, the allowance will be €1,000.

-If the employee’s monthly salary is €2,200, then he/she will receive €1,080

-If the employee’s monthly salary is up to €2,500 then the beneficiary will receive €1,200.

Meanwhile, employees whose salaries are over €2,500 monthly are not eligible. This restriction applies because the employee is considered to be of high-income. And the government’s rationale was based on the scenario of two parents bringing home two salaries.

Therefore, a parent with a salary of over €2,500 does not receive the allowance, but the other one will continue to bring income to the family. It is only logical to assume that the parent opting for “special leave” is the one receiving the lower salary, Phileleftheros reports.

At the same time, in the case of single parent families the rate of payment of the allowance is higher and varies between 70% and 50% respectively. This won’t exceed €1,450.

Ministry of Labour “special leave” applications will be ready by Thursday, the latest. And efforts are made for these to be submitted electronically.

There are a number of criteria and conditions which should be met for the above “special leave” allowance.

 

Read more:

https://in-cyprus.com/coronavirus-vulnerable-groups-of-population-restricted-from-workplace/

 

 

 

 

 

Top Stories

Lebanese Christian cleric to Hariri: avoid ‘secret deals’ in forming cabinet

  Lebanon’s top Christian cleric urged Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri to avoid back-door deals and quickly form a new government that will start lifting the...

Pope Francis names new cardinals, including 9 that will eventually elect successor

  Pope Francis named 13 new Roman Catholic cardinals, including nine under the age of 80 who are eligible to enter a conclave to elect...

New fighting flares in Karabakh as Aliyev warns against Russian involvement

  New fighting erupted between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces on Sunday over the mountainous enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh as both sides blamed each other for...

25 covid patients at Famagusta General, four in increase care

  The number of Covid-19 patients at the Famagusta General Hospital, the referral institution for coronavirus, has risen to 25. Four are being treated in the...

22 businesses, state services and 19 schools with confirmed Covid cases over past three days, publicised

  In line with the relevant protocols on preventing the spread of Covid-19, the health ministry today named businesses and schools with confirmed coronavirus cases,...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...