Today, February 3, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved a new Procedure for providing partial unemployment benefits and expanded the range of enterprises participating in the state program.
“The program aims to support both business and citizens. Today's decision of the Government increases the number of enterprises and employees who will be able to receive state benefits. In addition, it is planned to reduce the list of documents required for assistance and to simplify the procedure. This assistance will allow people to preserve their jobs and businesses to feel more confident in the future and recover from forced downtime,” commented Ihor Petrashko, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine.
Now the program on partial unemployment can be used by all enterprises of the production sphere in the presence of one of three bases:
· Cessation of production lasts not less than 3 months and does not exceed 6 months, covers not less than 20% of the number of employees whose working hours are reduced by 30% or more;
· Cessation of production is forced;
· Production is stopped due to quarantine restrictions established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.