The Polish Parliament has recently introduced a number of solutions to lighten the economic effects of the SARS-CoV-2 corona-virus epidemic. As part of the proposed solutions, the Legislator in so-called “Anti-crisis Shield” provided downtime benefit for persons performing contracts of mandate.
Persons who have concluded a contract of mandate which performance has been limited as a result of a pandemic, are entitled to apply for such benefit.
An application for a downtime benefit must be made through the employer. An important limitation is the date of conclusion the contract. The downtime benefit can only be applied to contracts concluded before April 1, 2020.
Worker should submit a declaration of not being insured for social insurance on another basis.
As a general rule, downtime benefit is granted in the amount of 80% of the minimum remuneration for work in 2020. It may be paid no more than three times and not more often than once a month.
It should be remembered that applications for payment of the downtime benefit may be submitted to the Social Insurance Institution within 3 months from the month in which the epidemic will be lifted.
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