From 12 to 24 months: Scholz duration will extend short-time working money

Due to the ongoing Corona crisis to expand Federal Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz, the payment of the Kurzarbeitergelds. "I want to extend the reference duratio

From 12 to 24 months: Scholz duration will extend short-time working money

Due to the ongoing Corona crisis to expand Federal Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz, the payment of the Kurzarbeitergelds. "I want to extend the reference duration for the short-time work to 24 months," said the Vice-Chancellor (SPD) of the "Bild am Sonntag". The Corona-crisis will not disappear in the next few weeks Yes suddenly. "Businesses and Workers need from the government a clear Signal: We go with you the entire way through the crisis, so no one will be dismissed on the track without an Emergency."

in Principle, a time limit for short-time working is money currently to a maximum of twelve months. In certain cases the period can be extended but it is now up to 21 months. In June, the Minister of economy of the countries had spoken out against the Background of the Corona-crisis, for extending short-time work to 24 months.

The short-time allowance amounts to 60 per cent of the missing net pay –for parents with children 67 per cent. After seven months, the claims increased. Contributions for social insurance are reimbursed by the Federal Agency for work completely.

the President of The Confederation of German employers ' associations (BDA), Ingo Kramer, had said last week: "short-time work holds together the workforce for the upturn, so they should be targeted as extended, where it helps then."

Updated Date: 16 August 2020, 17:19

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