Temporary changes to the Unemployment Act approved

The temporary changes to the working condition and the waiting period stated in the Unemployment Security Act were approved today on 9 April 2020. The changes will enter into force on 15 April 2020, but they will be applied retroactively as of 16 March 2020.

The change means that the working condition was shortened for a fixed term in certain situations. Because of this, it is possible to pay applicants earnings-related daily allowance without the waiting period. In addition, it was agreed that the daily allowance paid due to lay-offs will not use up the maximum payment period of the daily allowance.