01 May 2020 – Temporary suspension of public services payment for a period of four months

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Private Sector and Businesses
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: National Assembly (leading)
Executive Power (Presidency implementing)

Overview: New Law that establishes the temporary suspension (not the remission) for a period of four months of the payment of the public services such as electricity, land line and mobile telephony and internet, as part of the measures to alleviate the economic situation of the population due to the CoVid-19 pandemic. The said economic relief will be applicable for families with income less than US $ 2000.00, families with reduced income, individuals affected by the suspension of their employment contract, individuals unemployed as a result of the national emergency declaration as well as retirees and pensioners.
Full details here: https://www.asamblea.gob.pa/APPS/SEG_LEGIS/PDF_SEG/PDF_SEG_2020/PDF_SEG_2020/2020_P_295.pdf

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Type of Justification: No justification given