Unemployment insurance is a benefit paid by the government to workers who have been fired without just cause. The aim is to provide a temporary source of income to help unemployed workers meet their commitments while looking for a new job.
However, after the pandemic, the form of requesting the benefit underwent some changes that made life easier for workers. Do you want to know what these changes were? Check out the full content!
To be entitled to unemployment insurance, it is necessary to have worked and contributed to the Fundo de Amparo ao Trabalhador (FAT) for a minimum period of time. In addition, workers also need to be unemployed without just cause and be willing and able to work.
Unemployed workers can apply for unemployment insurance with the government by completing the necessary forms and submitting the required documentation.
When applying for the benefit for the first time:
The worker must have received at least 12 wages in the last 18 months immediately prior to the dismissal date.
When applying for the benefit for the second time:
The worker must have received at least 9 wages in the last 12 months immediately prior to the dismissal date.
When applying for the benefit for the third time or more:
The worker must have received at least 6 wages in the months immediately preceding the date of dismissal.
To apply for the benefit, the worker dismissed without just cause receives from the employer a document with the Unemployment Insurance Application number. After that, he can request through the channels:
The amount of the benefit may vary depending on the worker’s income. Unemployment insurance is an important source of temporary income for unemployed workers, which contributes to the costs of unemployment while they look for another job. It can also help soften the economic impact of unemployment, promoting economic stability.
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