Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Holiday bonus: amount in the public sector and timing of its collection

National holidays are the event that all of Chile looks forward to throughout the year. This celebration also becomes an important help that a large number of employees receive through the bonus. Pensioners and employees in the public sector are guaranteed this contribution, while in the private sector it depends on the agreement between employees and employers.

Where can I check with my RUT whether I receive the holiday bonus?

All you have to do is go to the Chile Atiende website and register your RUT. The system automatically provides you with the information you need.

On which day do I receive the holiday bonus?

The bonus payment dates have been adjusted this year. If you previously received it between the 18th and 24th of each month, pay attention to the new dates:

  • If your payment was previously made on the 18th of the month, you will now receive it on Wednesday September 13th.
  • If you were paid on the 19th of the month, your new payment date will be Thursday, September 14th.
  • Anyone who previously received it on the 21st of the month will now receive it on Friday, September 15th.
  • If your payout date was the 22nd of the month, you will also receive the bonus on Friday, September 15th.
  • For those who were previously paid on the 23rd of the month, the new payment date is Friday September 15th.
  • Finally, if your payment was made on the 24th of the month, your new payment date will be Friday, September 15th.

How much is the public sector bonus?

The amount of the public service bonus depends on your net salary. According to Law No. 21,526, if your compensation is $943,703 or less, you will receive a bonus of $81,196. For those earning more than $943,703, the bonus amount is $56,365.

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