Regarding the amendments to the six-month income-related unemployment benefit entitlement.

Parliament has approved amendments to the legislation on unemployment insurance which moves the six-month validity period of income-related benefits from the 1st of September 2020 to the 1st of June 2020. This means that jobseekers who had not fully utilised their income-related benefit period in June, July or August 2020 are entitled immediately to the six-month period instead of three months.

Jobseekers who are entitled to correctional payments due to these amendments, will be paid retroactively in mid-January 2021. No actions are required on behalf of the jobseeker, that is, no application is necessary. The Directorate of Labour will carry out the corrections on their own initiative for those who are entitled to them.

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