Over 5 million pandemic-hit workers receive support from unemployment insurance fund hinh anh 1Workers at a footwear factory (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Assistance from the unemployment insurance fund had been delivered to nearly 5.16 million workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as of October 25, the Vietnam Social Security (VSS) reported.

Nearly 12.37 trillion VND (542.4 million USD) in cash relief has been granted to more than 4.77 million people currently participating in unemployment insurance and 383,200 others who already stopped making contributions to the fund.

The relief provision is to implement the Government’s Resolution No. 116/NQ-CP and the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 28/QD-TTg on assistance for workers and employers hit by the pandemic.

The VSS has also confirmed more than 1.94 million workers who will benefit from different support policies in the time ahead./.