Temporary Unemployment Relief
Update (13.4.2022): The application period has ended. Please visit this website to check your application results.
The Government has launched the Temporary Unemployment Relief (“the Scheme”) under the sixth round of the Anti-epidemic Fund to provide assistance for people who have lost their jobs due to the fifth wave of the epidemic and to reduce their financial stress before they find another job, benefitting the following persons –
(1) who were rendered unemployed since the fifth wave of the epidemic started in late December 2021; and
(2) who have been requested not to work temporarily by the employers as the premises in which they work have been restricted under social distancing measures. Such premises include:
- scheduled premises regulated under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) that have suspended operation for the time being
- catering premises whose operations have either been suspended or restricted
Full-time and part-time employees as well as self-employed persons may apply. A one-off subsidy of $10,000 will be granted to each eligible applicant under the Scheme. The application period of the Scheme will last for three weeks from 23 March at 8:00 am to 12 April at 11:59 pm. For details on eligibility and definition or calculation of employment income, please refer to the official website of the Scheme.
The following are demonstration videos for online application:
For applicants with income recorded under MPF schemes
For applicants without MPF schemes