The Ministry of SMEs and Startups announced that 156,000 people will be added to the support fund for small business owners (third disaster support fund), and applications will be accepted online from the 25th.

By industry, there are 10,000 small business owners who operate facilities with special quarantine measures for the year-end and New Year, such as outdoor winter sports and lodging, and 57,000 business types that are banned and restricted by local governments and the Ministry of Education.

This applies to subsidiaries in outdoor winter sports facilities and nearby ski rental stores.

Businesses that are prohibited from collectively receive 3 million won per person and 2 million won for business restricted businesses.

Among the general industries (opened from January to November last year) that did not receive the new desired fund (secondary disaster support fund), 65,000 people whose sales in December last year were less than the average sales from September to November received 1 million won each.

In addition, 24,000 small business owners who received the new desired fund but were not included in the primary payment of the support fund were also added.

The candidates can apply by accessing the website dedicated to supporting funds according to the text message sent from 6 am on the 25th.

If you apply by noon, you can receive it from 2:00 p.m. on the same day, and if you apply by midnight, you can receive it from 3:00 a.m. the next day.

Small business owners who are not included in this additional target can receive support through a verification process from the following month if they receive the'Confirmation of Social Distancing Defense Measures' from the 25th.

The Ministry of SMEs and Industry plans to provide telephone guidance to up to 380,000 people so that as many small businesses as possible can receive support.

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