Unemployment Benefit may be awarded to a person who has paid Class 1 or Class 2 Social Security Contributions and is registering with Jobsplus under Part I of the Unemployment Register.
The Unemployment Benefit is paid on a 6 day week basis and covers payment from Monday to Saturday.
A beneficiary is entitled to a maximum of 156 days of Unemployment Benefit. Moreover, this entitlement is based on the number of Social Security Contributions paid by the claimant prior to the claim.
Please click for a Schedule of Benefit Rates .
You may make use of the online calculator to calculate the potential Unemployment Benefit.
An application typically takes 2 weeks to be processed if all accompanying documentation meet the requirements.
• A person must be registering for employment under Part 1 of the Unemployment Register kept by JobsPlus
• The Claimant has paid a minimum of 50 Class 1 and/or Class 2 Social Security Contributions since being registered under the Social Security Act (Cap. 318) until date of Benefit Claim; and has also 20 paid or credited Class 1 or Class 2 Social Security Contributions during the last 2 consecutive calendar years prior to the request for the Unemployment Benefit
• To be entitled for the full 156 days of Unemployment Benefit, claimant must satisfy the Social Security Contributions Tests indicated above and also have a minimum of 156 Social Security Contributions paid
Once a person starts registering with Jobsplus under Part I of the Unemployment Register, the claim for the payment of Unemployment Benefit is initiated automatically.