Over 8000 applications for downtime aid received in Latvia

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The State Revenue Service (VID) received more than 8,000 applications for downtime benefits for November, VID Director General Ieva Jaunzeme told Latvian Television December 17.

Most applications have been submitted by employers for their employees, as well as by self-employed persons and patent payers.

The vast majority – over 1,000 – of the applications come from catering and accommodation services industries, and there are many applications for wholesale and retail businesses.

Application for downtime benefits is done on the VID Electronic Declaration System (EDS). The application shall be submitted by the employer, but the support shall be paid to the employee.

Application for the previous month can be submitted until the 15th of the next month, i.e., applications for November aid could be sent by December 15.


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