Other measures2020-04-01T10:01:49+00:00

Other measures

Parents of School Aged Children

  • Parents who both work in the private sector requiring one of the parents to stay at home to take care of school-aged children will get a salary of €800 per month (provided that they cannot carry out their functions through teleworking arrangements)
  • This measure also applies for single parent families

Disabled employees

  • Persons with Disability who work in the private sector and are duly registered with Jobsplus, may opt to stay home for health and safety reasons and will be entitled to a benefit of €800 per month

Terminated employees

  • Employees who had their full-time employment terminated as of 9th March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will be eligible for an unemployment benefit of up to €800 monthly.
  • Government will increase rent subsidies for individuals who have their job terminated.

Employment of Third Country Nationals

  • No new third country national applications will be received from now on except for applications related to highly qualified persons.
  • Companies who terminate an active employment contract shall be denied the possibility of recruiting other third country nationals.
  • Jobsplus will assist Third Country Nationals living in Malta to find an alternative job should their employment be terminated.

Application forms for the schemes will be accessible through the website: https://socialsecurity.gov.mt

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