Thailand: COVID-19 Financial Relief Package Extended

Thailand: COVID-19 Financial Relief Package Extended

Earlier this month, the cabinet approved the extension of the Covid-19 financial relief package in order to help employees and employers in nine types of businesses in the provinces considered the most severely affected by Covid-19.

Originally, the package was only available to 13 provinces, however as of this month it is now available to 29 provinces.

The original 13 provinces were:

  • Bangkok
  • Nonthaburi
  • Chachoengsao
  • Phra Nakhon Si
  • Nakhon Pathom
  • Samut Prakarn
  • Songkhla Ayutthaya
  • Samut Sakorn
  • Narathiwat
  • Yala
  • Pathum Thani
  • Pattani
  • Chonburi

The additional 16 provinces are:

  • Ang Thong
  • Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Suphanburi
  • Kanchanaburi
  • Phetchabun
  • Samut Songkhram
  • Ratchaburi
  • Lopburi
  • Phetchaburi
  • Saraburi
  • Rayong
  • Nakhon Nayok
  • Prachinburi
  • Singburi
  • Tak

An employer in one of the original 13 provinces is eligible to receive financial relief of THB 3,000 for each employee, up to a maximum of 200 employees for two months (July and August 2021).

An employer in one of the additional 16 provinces is eligible for one month (August 2021).

An employer who has access to e-Service, can fill in the application here and then submit the required documents signed by an authorized person and with the company seal affixed to the Social Security Office. A paper version of the application form will also be sent to each employer by post.

An employee in one of the original 13 provinces to whom Section 33 of the Social Security Act applies is eligible to receive financial support of THB 2,500 for two months (July and August 2021).

An employee in one of the additional 16 provinces is eligible to receive this support for one month (August 2021).

Payment will be made through the PromptPay account connected to the employee’s national ID number and no registration is required.

For more information on coronavirus support measures for employers and employees, visit the activpayroll latest news page.

If you are interested in doing business in Thailand, find out everything you need to know about payroll, tax, social security, employee benefits, work permits, employment law and more in the activpayroll Guide to Doing Business in Thailand. This is available as a free PDF to download.

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