News 24 | “Insurance”: Extending support for Saudis working in establishments affected by Corona for an additional 3 months


The General Organization for Social Insurance announced the issuance of approval to extend support for Saudi workers in private sector establishments, which are still affected by the repercussions of the “Corona” virus, through the unemployment insurance system “SANED”.

The “insurance” said in a statement today (Tuesday), that the support will be extended for an additional 3 months, from November 2020 to January of next year, indicating that the total duration of support that Saudi workers have enjoyed in private sector establishments that are still affected by the repercussions of the virus Corona, 9 months old.

She explained that the support will be a maximum of 50% of Saudi workers in operating establishments that are still affected by the pandemic, which include accommodation activities, travel agencies, tour operators, reservation services and related activities, air transportation, sports activities, entertainment and leisure activities, creative activities and the arts.

It indicated that the establishments eligible for support are required to reduce the percentage of supported Saudis to 50% of the total Saudi workers in the facility, as of October 1 and before the 15th of the same month, through the establishment’s account in the online insurance system.

In the event of non-compliance with this, the Corporation indicated that the compensation request will be canceled for all employees of the facility, provided that the employer shall bear the payment of the wages of all employees, including their contributions to social insurance, and the employer may exclude any of the supported workers and require them to return to work.

She indicated that for workers in establishments operating in other sectors, from which the support will stop, they will be excluded from the subsidy and re-registered with the same employer.


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