Confused legislation, uncertain terms, extension of layoffs without any intervention in the field of active policies. In addition to the contributions to the companies, the Sostegni decree also has some critical issues despite providing for interventions for which an allocation of 32 billion euros is foreseen. A legislative measure that unfolds in five areas of intervention and which, in general, follows the times and methods of the measures already adopted since the beginning of the pandemic emergency, albeit with some changes. But the general approach and the legislative technique are absolutely identical to the Ristori decrees, which certainly did not shine for clarity. To illustrate the novelties of the decree on social safety nets and the methods for submitting new applications, the Foundation for Labor Consultants Studies in this mini guide.