▲ Offline application window for emergency employment security support in October last year

From today (6th), we are accepting applications for the 3rd Emergency Employment Security Subsidy for specially employed (specially high school) workers and freelancers suffering from the Corona 19 crisis.

The Ministry of Employment and Labor announced that it will receive applications for the third subsidy through the website of the Emergency Employment Security Support Fund (covid19.ei.go.kr) from 9 am today.

Application acceptance will continue until 6pm on the 11th.

The 3rd subsidy is for 650,000 freelancers and special high schoolers who received the 1st or 2nd Emergency Employment Security Subsidy last year, and an additional 500,000 won per person is paid.

These are the people who met the requirements such as income reduction due to the Corona 19 incident at the time of receiving the 1st and 2nd subsidies, and can receive the 3rd subsidy without separate screening.

However, as of December 24, last year, when the government implemented special measures to strengthen quarantine during the year-end and New Year in response to the spread of Corona 19, those who subscribed to employment insurance are not eligible for support.

The 3rd subsidy cannot be received in duplicate with the'Small Business Owner's Support Fund' under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of SMEs and Startups.

In the case of the Job Search Promotion Party, which is paid under the National Employment Support System in effect from the 1st of this month, it is not possible to receive the 3rd subsidy and receive it in one month.

Special advisors and freelancers that are eligible for the 3rd subsidy payment can access the Emergency Employment Security Subsidy website, verify their identity, check the account number to receive the support, and apply.

If you are unable to apply online, you can apply offline by visiting the job center on the 8th and 11th of this month with your ID card and a copy of your bankbook.

Even for those who do not apply, the third subsidy will be paid to the account number registered when receiving the first or second subsidy.

Payment of the 3rd support fund starts on the 11th, the last day of application.

The Ministry of Labor plans to provide support money from those who apply within the first two days (6-7 days) of receipt of the application and complete the payment on the 15th of this month.

Payment may be delayed if there is an account number error.

Special high schools and freelancers who have not received the 1st and 2nd subsidies can receive the 3rd subsidy for 1 million won per person if they meet the income reduction requirements.

The Ministry of Labor is scheduled to begin implementing the 3rd subsidy project for them on the 15th.

About 50,000 people are eligible to apply.

Details of the 3rd Emergency Employment Security Grant Project can be found at the dedicated call center (☎ 1899-9595) or the support fund website.

(Photo = Yonhap News)