In this fast paced modern life, families face a number of challenges and responsibilities. Among job responsibilities, children’s school activities, social events and other daily tasks, usually the hours of the day are just not enough.
This intense pace of life often creates the need for help in each household. For many years, Cypriot households have been finding this “helping hand” by hiring Housemaids from third countries, offering comfort in this way to families who feel that the hours of the day are not enough for them.
Today in Cyprus over 20,000 domestic workers have temporary residence and work permits, with Nepal being the main country of origin.
What are the criteria?
In order to employ housemaids from a non-EU country, the employer must meet specific income criteria, which differ, depending on the category they fall under.
The criteria are as follows:
- Families with annual gross total family income of at least:
o €24,000 without children.
o €30,000 with a dependent child.
o €36,000 with two dependent children.
o €42,000 with three or more dependent children.
- Single-parent families with annual gross total family income of at least:
o €24,000 with a dependent child.
o €30,000 with two dependent children.
o €36,000 with three or more dependent children.
- Single people with annual gross total income of at least €24,000.
- People over 65 years of age with annual gross total family income of at least:
o €24,000 for a couple.
o €18,000 for singles.
- Employers’ exemptions from the income criteria:
o Persons certified by the Department of Social Integration of Persons with Disabilities.
o MGI beneficiaries.
o Low Pensioners Allowance and Disability Pension Beneficiaries.
What happens regarding Housemaids Insurance?
According to the legislation, all foreigners, employees, visitors and students who wish to stay in Cyprus, must have Medical Insurance, if they are not covered by the NHS.
After the full implementation of the NHS, private health insurance is also required to cover healthcare services that are not covered by the NHS, for example the cost of transporting a deceased body.
SoEasy Insurance with extensive experience in this industry, offers a coverage plan for the needs of the Immigration Department of Cyprus and meets the requirements of the legislation, both for people who are beneficiaries of the NHS, but also for those who are not.
SoEasy Insurance’s plan includes inpatient and outpatient cover, as well as transporting a deceased body cost cover, to the country of origin.
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