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Factsheet for measure LU-2020-14/840 – measures in Luxembourg
|Country||Luxembourg , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 03 April 2020 – 25 June 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Protection of vulnerable groups (beyond employment support)
|Author||Patrick Thill (LISER) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||11 May 2020 (updated 27 July 2020)|
In the context of the COVID-19 crisis, the government decided not to discontinue employment benefits during the crisis. The legal basis is the following: Règlement grand-ducal du 3 avril 2020 portant modification du règlement grand-ducal du 27 mars 2020 portant dérogation aux articles L.521-9., L.521-11., L.524-5., L.543-11., L.543-20., L.552-2. du Code du travail et aux articles 8 et 10 du règlement grand-ducal du 14 octobre 2002 concernant le mode de désignation et d’indemnisation des membres, les règles de fonctionnement et les délais de procédure de la commission mixte de reclassement des travailleurs incapables à exercer leur dernier poste de travail.
Based on a grand ducal legislation of April 2020, the aim of the measure is to protect jobseekers during the current COVID-19 crisis and beyond the compensation period. Paid by the national employment fund, the measure is aimed at jobseekers who are registered at the National Employment Agency ADEM and has as an objective to protect all jobseekers from experiencing social hardship at the moment when their period of unemployment benefits ends.
During the COVID-19 crisis, and as long as the crisis status lasts, the payment of unemployment benefits to registered jobseeker is not to be stopped by the national PES.
The measure concerns all jobseekers registered at ADEM.
||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Public employment service
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners are not involved.
Eurofound (2020), Automatic extension of unemployment benefits, measure LU-2020-14/840 (measures in Luxembourg), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LU-2020-14_840.html
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