How to apply for Italy’s new €1,000 emergency bonus payment

How to apply for Italy's new €1,000 emergency bonus payment
A closed restaurant in Rome's Piazza Navona. Photo: AFP
A new payment is available to workers in sectors hit hardest by Italy's current coronavirus restrictions.
Under another new financial aid package announced on Monday, funds are being made available for businesses and workers who have lost their incomes to the latest round of coronavirus restrictions.
 
The package includes a €1,000 payment for workers in tourism, leisure and the arts, and €800 for people working in sports, as well as seasonal workers, door-to-door salespeople, and other temporary, freelance or precarious workers.
 
 
Like similar previous emergency payments announced earlier in the year, the fund is intended to help cover lost earnings for the month of December and can be accessed by workers with a partiva IVA (VAT number).
 
Who is eligible for the payment?
 
The 1000-euro bonus is available to seasonal and temporary workers in tourism, leisure, entertainment or the arts.
 
There is also a €800 payment available to people working in sports, as well as seasonal workers, door-to-door salespeople, and other temporary, freelance or precarious workers.
 
Photo: AFP

They must have “involuntarily terminated an employment relationship in the period between January 1st and October 29th 2020,” the INPS website states.

They must be able to show that they have worked for at least thirty days between January 1st to October 29th, and that they are not entitled to a pension, the NASpI unemployment benefit, or the citizens' income unemployment benefit, as well as several other types of social security payment.

How do I apply?

The application must be made via the INPS (Italian social security office) website here before December 18th.

To log in and submit the application, you'll need your codice fiscale (tax code) and SPID (electronic ID).

Those who successfully applied for a previous payment under the August decree do not need to submit a new application.

For more informaton, speak to an accountant or your local INPS (social security) office.


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