Beneficiaries eligible for 300 GEL in state support due to self-employment to increase

  • Self-employed people who are working in Turkey amounted to 30,000 individuals in the Adjara region. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 25 Jun 2020 - 19:12, Tbilisi,Georgia

The number of beneficiaries eligible for 300 GEL in state support has increased and based on the changes Georgian citizens who are self-employed abroad will also benefit the state programme. 

The changes will help self-employed people abroad including people who pick tea in Turkey seasonally but could not work this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Self-employed people who are working in Turkey amounted to 30,000 individuals in the Adjara region.

A list of documents people who are self-employed abroad must submit will be announced soon.

When presented, the coronavirus anti-crisis plan in April Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said that people employed in the informal sector or the self-employed would receive one-time assistance of 300 GEL if they could substantiate claims of job loss – the budget for this is 75 million GEL.

In order to receive compensation, it is necessary to prove that the person was engaged in economic activities in the first quarter of 2020 and received an income from these activities.

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