From the 11th, the government will pay 1 million to 3 million won for'supporting funds' to 2.8 million small businessmen suffering from the Corona 19 incident.

This disaster subsidy is the third, following the first disaster subsidy provided to all citizens, and the second disaster subsidy provided to small businesses and the underprivileged.

Q. What are the specific requirements for the support fund?

▲ To receive the support fund, you must first meet the requirements for'small business owners'.

Annual sales in 2019 and last year must be less than 1 billion won for the food and lodging business, less than 5 billion won for the wholesale and retail business, and 12 billion won for the manufacturing industry.

In addition, the number of full-time workers last year should be 5 or less in the food and lodging business, 5 or less in the wholesale and retail business, and 10 or less in the manufacturing and transportation business.

The opening date must be before November 30 of last year, and when applying for the support fund, it must not be closed or closed.

Q. What if one person runs multiple businesses?

▲ Even if one person operates several businesses, only one of them will receive support funds.

If it is operated by a joint representative, it is paid to only one of the representatives with the consent of the remaining joint representatives.

Q. What are the types of businesses that are prohibited from collective and restricted from business that can receive 3 million won and 2 million won respectively?

▲ Since November 24, last year, the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters and local governments strengthened quarantine, and the 2.5 steps for social distancing in the metropolitan area and the second step in the non-metropolitan areas were implemented, respectively.

This includes special quarantine measures during the year-end and New Year period and separate quarantine measures by local governments.

In the second stage of keeping distance, 5 types of entertainment establishments such as entertainment pub, danran pub, emotion pub, hunting pot tea, collage, and hold'em pub are prohibited from gathering.

Restaurants and cafes, indoor sports facilities, singing practice rooms, indoor standing performance halls, direct sales promotion halls, and academies and teaching centers are subject to business restrictions.

In step 2.5 of the distance distance, group of 5 entertainment venues, including singing practice room, indoor standing performance hall, direct sales promotion hall, indoor sports facility, academy/school, and hold'em pub are prohibited.

Restaurants·cafes, beauty salons, PC cafes, reading rooms·study cafes, vocational training institutions, recreation rooms·multirooms, amusement parks·water parks, bathing facilities, movie theaters, and general retail businesses of 300m2 or more are restricted to business.

In addition, as a special prevention during the year-end and New Year holidays, outdoor winter sports facilities such as ski resorts, ice rinks, and snow sledding grounds, subsidiaries such as restaurants, convenience stores, and sports goods stores within the facility, party rooms, and closed outdoor screen golf courses in the metropolitan area were also banned.

Q. What are the general industry requirements that can receive 1 million won?

▲ Last year's sales were less than 400 million won, which should decrease from 2019 sales.

If the business opened from January to November last year, the annual conversion of sales from September to December is less than 400 million won, and if the sales in December is less than the average monthly sales from September to November, you can receive 1 million won.

However, if it is confirmed that last year's sales did not decrease from 2019's sales after VAT is reported, it is subject to the recovery of support funds.

Q. Which industries cannot receive support fund?

▲ Businesses that are not subject to supporting funding are not eligible for supporting funding for businesses excluding speculative business, professional jobs such as lawyers, accountants, hospitals, pharmacies, and small business policy financing such as finance and insurance related businesses.

Even a business operator who has not registered as a business cannot receive support funds.

Support funds are not eligible for other disaster support projects such as emergency employment security support for special type workers and freelancers, livelihood support for visiting and caring service workers, and income stabilization fund for corporate taxi drivers.

Non-profit companies, organizations, corporations, and associations without legal status are also not eligible for support.

However, social enterprises under Article 2, No. 1 of the Social Enterprise Promotion Act, cooperatives under Article 2 of the Basic Cooperative Act, and cooperatives under Article 2 of the Consumer Life Cooperatives Act are eligible for payment.

When applying for the support fund, small business owners who have closed or closed their business, small business owners who do not have any sales, and small business owners who have received a re-challenge subsidy cannot receive the support fund.

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