Legal Analysis and Recommendations on Government’s Decree #286 (On Compensations for Citizens who lost Income due to Pandemic)
The Network of Centers for Civic Engagement (NCCE) continues to provide consultations to citizens in 10 cities of Georgia on how to receive unemployment pay-outs, social assistance and agricultural support as outlined in the relevant Governmental Decree #286. After providing direct assistance to over 400 citizens, NCCE identified significant gaps in the decree that created barriers for citizens seeking to receive state support.
In the beginning of July the NCCE released a thorough legal analysis of the state-sponsored social support program on people who lost job and income due to COVID-19 pandemic. The document provides an in-depth analysis of some arguable (and sometimes contradictory) points and provides recommendations on how to address the identified pitfalls. The document is available at this link.
Earlier in June 2020, the NCCE published a guide (Q&A) for citizens in order to easily explain eligibility criteria and procedures to receive assistance and compensation from the government.