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
- 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
- Persons employed in the private sector, who after 27th March 2020, are not going to work because they are ordered by the Superintendent of Public Health not to leave their home, are not able to work from home and are not being paid by their employer during their absence from work are eligible to apply for this benefit.
- Full time employees will receive a direct payment of €166.15 per week
- Part time employees will receive a direct payment of €103.85 per week
- Children’s Allowance rate will be adjusted according to this new income and may increase up to the maximum rate of €24.08 per week per child
- 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