Chilean President Sebastián Piñera has announced that it will present a bill to alleviate the decline in the income of “independent” workers who, according to the government, are more than 1.2 million citizens.
Faced with the health and economic crisis caused by the Covid 19 pandemic, the government has added, according to Piñera, to its “social protection network”, which already included help for families, the unemployed and informal workers. this “income protection insurance” for “independent” workers.
Piñera said in a message from his Twitter account that “this insurance will help offset and mitigate these declines” in terms of the income of these workers. “It is an aid, a necessary relief,” said the Chilean leader.
The government’s proposal provides for aid to workers who have issued invoices in at least four months in the past year, and the amounts depend on the decline in income of each potential beneficiary, up to a maximum of 70 percent of their beneficiaries’ losses.