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1. What specific measures of unemployment protection do workers affected by ERTEs have?

  • Recognition of the right to contributory unemployment benefits, even if the worker has not yet accumulated the minimum contribution period necessary.

  • In the event that the contributory unemployment benefits are due to the current extraordinary circumstances, the time in which they are received will not be taken into account when calculating the maximum enjoyment period established by law.

2. What happens to workers affected by a company’s decision to adopt such measures whose right to a previous unemployment benefit or subsidy had been suspended?

A new right to contributory unemployment benefits will be recognised.

3. What amount will the new contributory unemployment benefit be?

The amount shall be 70% of the average of the contribution bases received over the last 180 days of contribution or, failing that, over the inferior period immediately prior to the legal unemployment situation, worked under the labour relationship affected by extraordinary circumstances that have directly resulted in the suspension of the contract or the reduction of working hours.

4. How long will the new entitlement to contributory unemployment benefits be recognised?

The duration of benefits being received due to a period of suspension of a work contract or temporary reduction in working hours will be extended until the end of said period.

5. Is there any specific protection or cooperative workers?

The same measures have been agreed for those who have the status of working members of labour societies and cooperatives who have filed for unemployment as for workers affected by an ERTE.

8. What happens to initial registration requests and the renewal of unemployment benefits and subsidies if they are made outside the legally established time periods?

The current period of extraordinary measures does not imply a reduction in the duration of the right to the corresponding benefits.

9. What do I have to do if I am the beneficiary of unemployment benefits and have to file an extension application along with supporting documentation to demonstrate that I still meet the access requirements?

During the current period of extraordinary measures, it shall be extended ex officio by the managing entity, so the interested party will not have to submit the request for an extension.

10. What do I have to do if I am a recipient of the subsidy for workers over 52 years of age and have to present my tax return to the managing entity?

During the current period of extraordinary measures, neither payment of the subsidy nor Social Security contributions shall be interrupted even when the mandatory annual tax return is made outside the legally established period.

11. Do I have to register as a job seeker to apply for an unemployment benefit or subsidy if I have not been affected by an ERTE?

Autonomous employment services are adopting new measures to include telephone or online registration. Check the instructions of the public employment service for your autonomous region for renewal of or registration for job offers.

12. Who is the competent managing entity?

Depending on the social security scheme you belong to it will be SEPE or ISM for sea workers.

7. How to request unemployment benefits

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