Corona allowance for flex workers
June 9, 2020
The corona crisis has a major impact on various companies and industries. The retail and hospitality industry may be hit hardest - precisely the sectors where many flex workers work. For flex workers who are out of work due to the corona crisis and are not eligible for unemployment benefit, the cabinet has announced a corona benefit.
Amount of the benefit
Flex workers who have lost their jobs due to the corona crisis must first apply for unemployment benefits. But don't they qualify for that? Then they can receive a corona benefit of € 550 per month for three months. In total, the support therefore amounts to € 1.650.
Applying for benefits
To be entitled to the benefit, flex workers must meet the so-called 'threshold amount': you must be able to demonstrate that you earned at least € 400 in February. Can you? Then you can probably apply for the benefit from the UWV from 22 June.
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