Deadline for State Compensation for Self-employed Extended to August 1

On the Government’s decision, the application deadline for state compensation for self-employed extended to August 1, with social assistance to be enjoyed by seasonal workers abroad, among others.

As of today, 121,719 self-employed citizens have received state assistance, and so have more than 129,000 citizens who have lost their jobs.

"Besides sectoral assistance, we have a number of social aid packages to support our citizens who have lost their jobs, as well as, self-employed citizens whose families have found themselves without sources of income. The deadline for registering and applying for this aid has expired.  However, on the decision of the Government, this deadline will be extended until August 1st. Those who were late collecting necessary documentation can now apply until August 1st, and we will extend this deadline further, if need be. Because we all understand that, besides the fight against the pandemic, our primary, key task today is to support our socially vulnerable citizens whose incomes amid this crisis have dropped or ceased altogether,” Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said.

Also, on the Government’s decision, the scope of the self-employed component under the program for citizens’ social assistance is expanding to apply to seasonal workers abroad who will now be able to enjoy the same assistance.

“We are expanding the scope of the self-employed component to add assistance for seasonal workers abroad. We will start accepting their applications, so that those seasonally working abroad may enjoy assistance from the state,” he stated.

09 July 2020 19:28