Unemployment Benefits in Spain during the Coronavirus OutbreakTemporary contracts

Employment Law Spain coronavirus

An exceptional unemployment benefit for the end of a temporary contract has been created (art. 33 and Disp. Trans. 3rd RDL)

This subsidy is established to alleviate the situation of lack of protection in which workers with temporary contracts may find themselves, whose termination has occurred after the declaration of the state of alarm in order to equate their situation as much as possible to that of the people that have been included in an ERTE and have been able to access, even without fulfilling the established deficiency, the corresponding unemployment benefit.

Beneficiaries: Working people who meet the following requirements:

  • Extinction of a fixed-term contract of at least 2 months duration, after March 14, 2020 (date of declaration of the state of alarm).
  • Lack of income under the terms established in article 275 of the LGSS.
  • Failure to meet the contribution period necessary to access another benefit or subsidy.

This subsidy will also be recognized to people with interim, training and relief contracts.

Amount: This exceptional subsidy will consist of a monthly aid of 80% of the current monthly public indicator of multiple effects income (IPREM) [80% x 537.84 euros (IPREM 2020): 430.27 euros / month].

Duration: 1 month, extendable if determined by royal decree-law.

Incompatibility: This subsidy will be incompatible with the perception of any minimum income, inclusion income, social salary or similar aid granted by any public Administration.

Processing: SEPE will establish the procedure for processing applications, forms to use, processing system (face-to-face or telematic) and deadlines for submission within a period that will expire on May 1.

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