With the Sostegni bis decree the Government has approved aone-off indemnity in the amount of € 1,600 in favor of subjects already beneficiaries of the Covid bonus of 2,400 euros introduced with the decree-law no. 41 of 2021 (i.e. the Sostegni I dl). Based on these provisions, the € 1,600 INPS bonus is due to the following types of workers, already beneficiaries of the aforementioned protection:
- seasonal workers and temporary workers in the tourism and spa sectors;
- seasonal employees belonging to sectors other than tourism and spas;
- intermittent workers;
- occasional self-employed workers;
- workers in charge of home sales;
- temporary workers in the tourism and spa sectors;
- entertainment workers.
But what do we know about first payments? When will they be carried out and in what ways has INPS recently communicated it to us, publishing a special note.
Covid bonus 1,600 euros, the first automatic payments and those who do not have to apply
And receive payments they should have already been sent as of Friday 18 June 2021, it is very likely that payments will continue to be made by Monday 21 June 2021.
As specified by INPS in message n ° 2309 of 16 June, in implementation of the regulatory provision, workers who have already benefited from the Covid indemnity provided for by the Sostegni decree, do not have to submit a new application for the bonus 1,600 euros. In this case, in fact, the same will be paid automatically by the Institute to the beneficiaries, following the methods indicated by the interested parties for the indemnities already paid in March, April and May 2021.
Covid Bonus dl Sostegni bis: who must apply
The Sostegni bis decree also provided for the recognition of an all-inclusive allowance of 1,600 euros in favor of categories of workers who have not already been beneficiaries of the allowances approved with the Sostegni bis decree.
In this case, the interested parties will have to wait for a subsequent communication, with which the deadline for submitting the application and the methods for sending the new specific application.
As specified in the communication of 16 June, the usual channels made available for citizens and for the patronage bodies on the INPS website will be used to send requests.
Covid bonus: 800 euros for agricultural and fishing workers
The Sostegni bis decree provided for a one-off allowance also for agricultural and fishing workers. Specifically, the following were approved:
- a one-off indemnity in the amount of 800 euros in favor of fixed-term agricultural workers who, in 2020, carried out at least 50 actual days of agricultural work;
- a one-off indemnity of 950 euros in favor of autonomous fishermen, including members of cooperatives, who professionally fish in maritime, inland and lagoon waters.
Also in this case, beneficiaries must submit a specific application (the bonus in fact will not be paid automatically), with a subsequent communication the deadline for submitting the application will be announced, while the usual channels made available for citizens and for the patronage bodies on the site will be used for the sending methods. INPS internet.