The Luxembourg government has adopted an amendment to the regulation concerning the granting of a cost-of-living allowance (allocation de la vie chère - AVC) in order to grant beneficiaries double the planned amounts for the year 2020.
The purpose of this amendment is to provide targeted support to low-income individuals who have been particularly affected by the Covid-19 crisis. For example, people working in sectors with incomes equal to or only slightly higher than the social minimum wage have been heavily affected by short-time work.
The amounts of the AVC will be set as follows for 2020 (previous amounts are in brackets):
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The winter and summer sales periods 2020/2021 have been made available.
A compensation mechanism has been introduced between the negative balances of the short-time working statements for the months of March to June 2020 and the short-time working benefits due for the months of July to December 2020.
The Health Directorate changed address on 12 October 2020.