In two stages, the state will pay part of the Easter gift to employees whose contract was suspended from January 1 to April 30, 2021.
The first installment will be paid before Good Wednesday April 28 – for those employees with whom a contract was concluded for the suspension of work in the period from January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021.
For the period of suspension of employment contracts from April 1 to April 30, 2021, the amount will be paid to the beneficiaries by the end of May. It is noted that the Easter gift is calculated from the amount of the special remuneration, and not from the nominal salary of the employee.
The amount of the Easter gift corresponding to the period of inclusion of employees in the Joint Labor mechanism and paid from the state budget is paid by the Ministry of Labor directly to the bank accounts of the beneficiary employees as follows:
a) for the period up to 31.3.2021, the payment is made until Wednesday (28.4.2021);
b) for the period from 1.4.2021 to 30.4.2021, the payment is made until 31.5.2021.
The share in this case is calculated from the amount of material support for short-term work in the corresponding period.
Please note that the amount of the Easter gift paid by employers is paid by them no later than Passion Wednesday. The same goes for employee salaries.
In addition, from today until Thursday, April 29, the ministry is opening a special platform stirizoumetonpolitismo.services.gov.gr for submitting an application / responsible application for inclusion in the financial assistance program for October, November and December 2020.
For all additional questions, please contact your accountant.