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.
As from January 2024 a reform in the Unemployment Benefit is being set so that the Unemployment Benefit rates are more related to the salaries or earnings that a person had before becoming unemployed. Thus, affected individuals and their families have better financial security during the period without work, even if for a few weeks. This will be done without introducing any disincentive to work.
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