About 1,400 companies have already asked to join the simplified lay-off

in News · 30-03-2020 15:31:00 · 3 Comments

Social Security has received until today about 1,400 requests from companies that intend to join the simplified lay-off and the first payments will be made on April 28, said the Minister of Labor, Ana Mendes Godinho.

"Today, we have 1,400 requests from companies under this measure to support the maintenance of jobs," said the Minister of Labor, Solidarity and Social Security in statements to RTP.

“These are data from today of processes that entered Social Security”, reinforced Ana Mendes Godinho.

Asked about the payment deadlines for support to companies that adhere to the simplified lay-off, the minister said that “mechanisms for the automation of processes were created so that the payment is as fast as possible and allows the control to be done afterwards. ”.

"What we have foreseen is the payment to be made on April 28," said the Minister of Labor.

Ana Mendes Godinho also clarified that workers who will be covered by the simplified 'lay-off' will deduct IRS on the two thirds of the income they will receive.

"What is foreseen is that there will be taxation in the IRS according to the income actually earned, that is what is needed in the support mechanism itself," said Ana Mendes Godinho.

The Jornal de Negócios today made the headline that this is the understanding of the Authority for Working Conditions (ACT).

The simplified 'lay-off' came into force on Friday and is one of the exceptional measures approved by the Government to maintain jobs in the context of the crisis caused by the pandemic covid-19.

Companies that join may suspend the employment contract or reduce the hours of workers who, in turn, are entitled to receive two-thirds of normal gross earnings, 70% supported by Social Security and 30% by the company.

The minimum wage is the national minimum wage (635 euros) and a maximum of three minimum wages (1,905 euros).

In addition to the IRS, workers still deduct 11% for Social Security.


Hello sir and madam my name is Kelbu lama i am from India now I am leaving in protugal lisbon I need information about lay off in Covid-19 situation.

By Kelbu lama from Lisbon on 09-05-2020 02:24

Hello,Sir/Mam I have locked my documents last year on 5th September 2019....so till know I haven got mail from sef..So in that case if something happen in this situation that Portugal government will take care of us or not... Because presant we are in lockdown and we are totally work less.....and we are facing financial problems rite know ....in this case is their any idea from government of Portugal that we get some case from social security or not.....Thnk q....

By Ramesh Tamang from Other on 08-04-2020 12:14

hey,,,, i don’t have TRC card,,, i am applied in 2019,,,,i am suffering from financial crisis,,,,, atlest government think about us,,,,,
now it,s 28 days i am still in my house no work
as a migrant it,s really tough to survive now,,,,atlest government should have to pay .

By sourav from Lisbon on 01-04-2020 02:55
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