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Department of Labour - unemployment benefits

Postby Kamila87 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:44 pm

Hi,
Does anyone know how many percent of previous salary are unemplyment benefits? How offen they pay that etc?
I do not even know, how much I supposed to get. Please, any advice?

Thnak you
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Re: Department of Labour - unemployment benefits

Postby bellaital » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:45 pm

Unemployment insurance

Unemployment benefit is payable to insured persons who have been employed and to voluntary contributors who have worked abroad for a Cypriot employer. Insured persons under 16 and over 63 years of age are not entitled to employment benefit.

An insured person may claim unemployment benefit for days when he is unemployed, able to work and willing to accept suitable employment. He is not considered to be unemployed:

when he is unable to work because of sickness,
on Sundays,
when on leave,
on days on which he works in an additional occupation that he pursued along with his former usual employment and from which he receives earnings equal to at least 1/12 of the basic insurable earnings amount,
on any day for which the employer pays his earnings.
Conditions:

at least 26 weeks must have passed between the day when the person became insured and the day on which he became unemployed, and in that period the person must have paid contributions on earnings totalling at least 26 times the weekly basic insurable earnings amount; and
the person must have been paid or credited with insurable earnings in the previous contributions year totalling not less than 20 times the weekly basic insurable earnings amount.
When an employed person becomes unemployed, unemployment benefit is paid from the fourth day of unemployment. In the case of a voluntary contributor who was working abroad for a Cypriot employer, the benefit becomes payable after the first 30 days of unemployment. The benefit is payable for 156 working days in each period of interruption of employment.

Unemployment benefit is made up of a basic benefit and a supplementary amount.
In order to claim benefit the unemployed person must attend in person at the nearest social insurance office and sign the unemployment register. He must attend regularly to sign the register on days stipulated by the social insurance office.

An unemployed person loses entitlement to unemployment benefit for up to six weeks if he:

was to blame for losing his job or left the job voluntarily without good cause,
refuses or fails to submit an application for suitable work or to accept an offer of suitable work,
fails to take advantage of a suitable employment opportunity,
refuses or neglects without good reason to comply with instructions issued by the Director of Social Insurance to attend vocational training classes.
For further information contact the Social Insurance Services (Tel. +357 22 40 16 00 or via the website).
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Re: Department of Labour - unemployment benefits

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