The emergency income subsidy (REM) is a measure that aims at aiding families during the COVID – 19
emergency. The subsidy will consists of two installments, each ranging from € 400 to 800. To qualify you
must reside in Italy, have accumulative income and assets inferior to the established limit and an ISEE
(Equivalent Economic Situation Indicator) inferior to € 15000. This subsidy is incompatible with other
benefits already adopted by the government in response to the COVID – 19 emergency. Furthermore it
is irreconcilable with the presence within a family unit of individual/s who receive a direct or indirect
pension (with the exception of a standard disability allowance,) are regularly employed and whose yearly
income is superior to the established limit, or are the recipients of the basic income subsidy.
Request for the REM subsidy must be filed by June 2020.
For further information consult the INPS official Homepage, a tax assistance center (CAAF) or call the
ARCI Free Number.
Relaunch Decree: New Workers' Benefits
Due to the continuing COVID – 19 emergency, the Relaunch Decree has renewed already existing
workers' benefits while adding new ones:
- Self-employed professionals, workers with fixed term contracts (co.co.co,) the self-employed
enrolled in INPS separate national insurance and pension fund, and seasonal workers in the
tourist industry who have received the € 600 income subsidy for the month of March, will also
receive it for the month of April.
- Agricultural workers who have received the € 600 income subsidy for the month of March will
also receive it for the month of April.
- Self-employed professionals who have experienced a reduction of at least 33% of their income
during the second two months of 2020 with respect to the income reported for the same period in
2019, will receive a subsidy of € 1000 for the month of May. Fixed term contract workers who are
enrolled in INPS separate national insurance and pension fund and meet the requirements, will
also receive the € 1000 subsidy for the month of May.
- Seasonal workers in the tourist industry whose job was involuntarily terminated during the period
from January 1
st 2019 to March 17
th 2020 will receive a € 1000 income subsidy for the month of
- Numerous categories of employed and self-employed workers who, due to the consequences of
the COVID – 19 emergency, have ceased, reduced or suspended their activity or have lost their
employment will receive for April and May the € 600 monthly subsidy (seasonal workers not
employed in tourism and on-call workers are also included.)
- Domestic workers who have one or more job contracts that amount to a minimum of 10 h/week
work and do not live with with their employer, will receive an income subsidy for the months of
April and May equal to € 500/ month.
Important Notice: If you have not yet filed for the March € 600 income subsidy, you must do so within
15 days of the official publication of the decree. To do so contact an assistance bureau, a tax assistance
center, or go to INPS Homepage.
All these subsidies will not be considered part of your income. For further information on whether you
qualify or are excluded, on how to file for the subsidies contact the ARCI Free Number, go to the INPS
Homepage or make an appointment with a tax assistance center.
The above information provides a general picture. It is not meant to address individual situations. And
should further explicative notices be issued to further define the conditions, it's best to talk to a labor
consultant, or contact the ARCI Free Number 800 90 55 70.
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