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My wage in Switzerland

Hello everyone I hope you are all keeping well during this Covid 19 pandemic.

I wanted to ask a question as something has been worrying me recently
I earn a very low salary at the moment due to COVID-19
I am a B permit holder what benefits am I entitled to?
I have already applied for the reduction in health insurance premiums but havenít heard back itís been a while.

Does anyone else have any ideas or know any source of contact?

Would highly appreciate it!

Thank you.
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Old 27.12.2020, 14:17
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Re: My wage in Switzerland

What is your salary?

Do you have a spouse/children?

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Old 27.12.2020, 15:14
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Re: My wage in Switzerland

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I have already applied for the reduction in health insurance premiums but havenít heard back itís been a while.

After 1st Jan, I would have thought that was ground to refuse your permit.
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Old 27.12.2020, 15:15
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Re: My wage in Switzerland

Why would you be due anything? It's up to the employer to apply for covid support as far as your wages go.
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Re: My wage in Switzerland

Welcome to EF!

Your profile says that you are self-employed. There can be support for self-employed who have been impacted by covid. This thread gives background on support for the self-employed:

https://www.englishforum.ch/finance-...ml#post3172580

This SVA Zurich webpage provides information on support for the self-employed (German):

https://svazurich.ch/unsere-produkte...rwerbende.html

This is a translation of a relevant paragraph:

"Since December 19, 2020, the following applies: self-employed persons who had a loss of sales of at least 40 percent per month compared to the average sales of the years 2015 to 2019 as a result of measures against the Corona virus can apply for Corona compensation. For the period from Sept. 17 to Dec. 18, 2020, a sales loss of at least 55 percent entitles the company to receive benefits. In any case, the prerequisite is an income subject to AHV of at least CHF 10,000.00 in 2019. Corona compensation is also possible for assisting spouses (registered partners)."

Good luck!


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As a self-employed fitness trainer, you might be impacted by the decreed closure of fitness centers. This paragraph in the SVA Zurich link might also be relevant:

"Self-employed persons who suffer a loss of earnings after 16 September 2020 due to the closure of a business in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 2 Letters a and b and Art. 40 of the Epidemics Act or due to a closure of a business ordered by the canton may apply for Corona compensation. Corona compensation is also possible for assisting spouses or registered partners. Exception: Those who are already entitled to benefits from another social or private insurance are not entitled to Corona compensation.

Compensation is paid for the entire calendar month in each case.

The entitlement is valid from September 17, 2020 until June 30, 2021."

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Re: My wage in Switzerland

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I earn a very low salary at the moment due to COVID-19
I am a B permit holder what benefits am I entitled to?
If you are in dire need of the basics, and do not have much in the way of savings, you might be eligible to apply for help from the Social Services.

Here's the calculator of the Canton of Zurich, which gives some indication of how low one's income and assets need to be, to qualify for help.
https://www.zh.ch/de/soziales/sozial...tsrechner.html
Of course, this is not binding, but it does give some indication.

Here are the formal eligibility requirements. Scroll down to "Wer hat Anspruch auf Sozialhilfe?":
https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/sd/de/i...che_hilfe.html
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Re: My wage in Switzerland

Do you have any assets?

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Welcome to EF!

Your profile says that you are self-employed. There can be support for self-employed who have been impacted by covid. This thread gives background on support for the self-employed:

https://www.englishforum.ch/finance-...ml#post3172580

This SVA Zurich webpage provides information on support for the self-employed (German):

https://svazurich.ch/unsere-produkte...rwerbende.html

This is a translation of a relevant paragraph:

"Since December 19, 2020, the following applies: self-employed persons who had a loss of sales of at least 40 percent per month compared to the average sales of the years 2015 to 2019 as a result of measures against the Corona virus can apply for Corona compensation. For the period from Sept. 17 to Dec. 18, 2020, a sales loss of at least 55 percent entitles the company to receive benefits. In any case, the prerequisite is an income subject to AHV of at least CHF 10,000.00 in 2019. Corona compensation is also possible for assisting spouses (registered partners)."

Good luck!


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As a self-employed fitness trainer, you might be impacted by the decreed closure of fitness centers. This paragraph in the SVA Zurich link might also be relevant:

"Self-employed persons who suffer a loss of earnings after 16 September 2020 due to the closure of a business in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 2 Letters a and b and Art. 40 of the Epidemics Act or due to a closure of a business ordered by the canton may apply for Corona compensation. Corona compensation is also possible for assisting spouses or registered partners. Exception: Those who are already entitled to benefits from another social or private insurance are not entitled to Corona compensation.

Compensation is paid for the entire calendar month in each case.

The entitlement is valid from September 17, 2020 until June 30, 2021."
Thank you so much really helpful!
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Re: My wage in Switzerland

It's also worth asking at the communal office.

In our commune, the mairie heavily subsidises the cost of annual public transport passes, and gives free train tickets on request.
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