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Factsheet for measure ES-2020-12/223 – Updated – measures in Spain
|Country||Spain , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 17 March 2020 – 30 September 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Income protection beyond short-time work
– Income support for unemployed
|Author||Oscar Molina (UAB) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||31 March 2020 (updated 26 January 2022)|
This extraordinary legislation supplements existing legislation of unemployment benefits. The content on extending unemployment protection in this Royal Decree 8/2020 mainly follows the proposals made by the social partners. The right to receive unemployment benefit is recognised even if the employee has not the minimum period of social contribution made and even he/she has a previous entitlement for receiving an unemployment benefit or allowance suspended.
It establishes that the entitlement of such benefits is recognised even if an employee being dismissed lacks the minimum period of paid employment / contribution to unemployment insurance necessary and even if at the time of the adoption of the business decision – of temporary dismissal - the right to unemployment benefit or subsidy was suspended.
Furthermore, the time in which this benefit is received for extraordinary circumstances is not computed regarding the entitlement to receive an unemployment protection benefit, in order to consume the maximum periods of perception established.
The duration of the of the benefit will be extended until the end of the suspension of the employment contract or temporary reduction of the working time, which are the causes entitling to ask for this benefit
Not known yet.
||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Direct consultation outside a formal body||Direct consultation outside a formal body|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No involvement of social partners existed
Unknown details at the time of first reporting
Eurofound (2020), Extension of protection for unemployment benefits, measure ES-2020-12/223 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/ES-2020-12_223.html
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