Unemployed individuals who sign an employment contract for short-term seasonal agricultural work shall retain their right to monthly social benefits, according to the amendments in the Bulgarian Health Act that entered into force on 14th May. They will also be eligible for heating aid if they meet all other conditions and requirements for obtaining such. With the amendments in the Regulations for
The Warm Lunch at Home Programme will be extended until 24 July 2020, which currently delivers food to nearly 31,000 people in need in 215 municipalities throughout the country. Local authorities will make arrangements to continue the activities and for a soup, a main course, some bread and, at least once a week, a dessert to be delivered daily to elderly citizens, disabled individuals, and people
Employers' proposals to create, adapt and equip workplaces for permanently disabled people of working age will be funded with almost BGN 4.2 million. The funds are provided under the Bulgarian National Programme for the Employment of Disabled People, approved by Labour and Social Policy Minister Denitsa Sacheva.
A total of 86 companies and 19 institutions from the central and local government will create children's corners in the workplace, which will take care of more than 1,700 children of their employees. The projects are implemented under the Children's Corners Measure of the Operational Programme “Human Resources Development”, the total value of the approved projects is over BGN 6.6 million.
Over 169,000 citizens will receive better services, and nearly 2,000 employees - better working conditions by improving the public environment and social infrastructure of 53 buildings approved for funding in 2021 under the Beautiful Bulgaria Project of the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy.
The Government agreed that the Managing Authority of the Operational Programme “Human Resources Development” (OPHRD) 2014-2020 to conclude contracts for the provision of grants of up to 0.95% above the budget of the Operational Programme in connection with measures to combat COVID-19. In this way BGN 24,612,132 will be provided, which will enable timely actions to be taken to support employees.