A number of incentives have been offered by the Maltese Government to assist those individuals whose income has been affected due to COVID-19. These incentives include:
- Employees who had their full-time employment terminated as of 9th March 2020, including those who were self-employed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will be eligible for the Contributory Unemployment Benefit and will receive a direct payment of €166.15 if work was in full-time before you became unemployed or €103.85 per week if work was part-time before becoming unemployed.
- Government will increase rent subsidies for individuals who have their job terminated.
- Additional vouchers worth €100 (€60 redeemable against hospitality services and €40 against retail and other services) will be distributed to each person over 16 years of age.
- NGO’s will benefit from an allocation of €3M to ease any burdens that have arisen due to COVID-19.