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2020.04.16 11:09

Self-employed Lithuanians receive €257 grants from government

Erika Alonderytė, BNS 2020.04.16 11:09

About 28,000 self-employed people in Lithuania who lost income due to the coronavirus crisis have received grants from the government, according to the prime minister.

“Assistance is already being provided, and [the money] has already been paid out to more than 28,000 out of the total registered 45,000 [self-employed] individuals,” Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis told Delfi TV on Wednesday evening.

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According to Skvernelis, around 35,000 businesses have reported downtime, affecting over 240,000 employees, but only about 10 percent of them have applied for government subsidies.

A monthly grant of 257 euros is available for self-employed people who lost income due to the Covid-19 crisis.

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