The government has decided to selectively provide secondary emergency disaster support funds to those who are greatly affected by the corona crisis, and started screening targets for payment.
The Party Government Office has prepared a plan for the 4th additional correction budget in the amount of 7 trillion won to pay this disaster support.
Since we are aiming for'fast payment' before Chuseok, there is a real problem that needs to be applied and conditions within this week.
Unlike the first round, which was paid to all the people, this time, as some victims are selectively paid, administrative expenses for selecting payment targets are expected to be inconvenient due to the equity controversy.
In [Pick Q&A], I will look at whether I can receive the 2nd disaster support fund and who is expected to receive it.
Q. What class do you mean to support'selection'?
A. It means'tweezers support' for self-employed, specially employed, and low-income people.
The support that the government is envisioning is largely:
▶Support for new desired funds for small business owners with reduced sales
▶Second emergency employment stabilization support for the underprivileged such as special employment type workers
▶Support for emergency living expenses for low-income people who did not benefit from the existing government support programs
▶Go to school Special child care support for households with deprived children
▶Support for communication expenses to the public with increased non-face-to-face activities.
Q. Can all self-employed people be eligible?
A. Not all self-employed people are eligible.
The government recently announced that out of 12 high-risk facilities banned from gathering due to social distancing in the 2.5th stage, karaoke rooms, buffets, PC rooms, and large academies will be given priority support.
Some high-risk facilities such as entertainment establishments are excluded.
In addition to the 12 high-risk facilities, self-employed and small business owners who ``prove that sales have fallen sharply'' can also be eligible for the subsidy.
Q. How do you prove that your sales plummeted?
A. The government is preparing a method to select people whose sales have decreased compared to last year using data from the National Tax Service.
It seems that the reduction in credit card sales will be the standard.
If the self-employed and small business owners are subsidized in accordance with the extent of the decrease in credit card sales, the target of support may be divided depending on the base point of time.
Han Jeong-ae and Chairman of the Democratic Party's Policy Committee also revealed the principle that "The decline in sales of small business owners is compared to the previous year."
Based on the decrease in sales compared to last year, self-employed business owners who have started business after the coronavirus outbreak may not be able to receive support.
It is not known at this time whether self-employed persons who have closed their business due to a sharp drop in sales may be eligible for support.
Q. If there are many cash transactions like street vendors, it is difficult to prove a decrease in sales?
A. Self-employed people with a lot of cash transactions may find it difficult to receive subsidies by proving this if the government uses a sharp decline in sales as a basis.
Stores that do not use a credit card as a payment method may not be eligible for support because they are too small to file their usual tax returns.
Q. How much should the sales decrease before it can be recognized as a'dramatic decline'?
A. A government official said, "Even if sales have decreased significantly, if the existing sales are large, it will be an indirect support method rather than direct support."
The criterion for'sudden reduction' has not yet been established, and due to the nature of the screening support, there is a situation in which unfair blind spots may occur in which people are eliminated from the support target despite similar difficulties.
In addition to 12 high-risk facilities that are banned from gatherings such as singing practice centers and PC cafes that the government will intensively support, most small businesses are suffering a decrease in sales due to the corona crisis.
Therefore, it is expected that small business owners who will be excluded from the application will be back.
Q. I'm a freelancer, so I'm virtually unemployed. Can I get a subsidy?
A. The government is planning to provide emergency employment security subsidies for self-employed, as well as specially employed or low-income people, by selecting'people whose income has decreased sharply'.
The last initial application was 1.5 million won per person, but this time it is expected to be around 2 million won, 500,000 won more.
The sectors that the government sees as targets of support include special employment workers such as school teachers, school instructors, sports instructors, visiting salespeople, freelancers, and unpaid leavers.
This is'News Pick'.