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Unemployment benefit (non-contributory benefits)

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
This policy consists of a benefit of 426?/month addressed to unemployed people that have exhausted the unemployment benefits and don't have any kind of income over the 75% of the minimum wage. The beneficiaries have the commitment of making the different actions determined by the Public Employment Service.
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • employment
  • social
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
From 6 month to 21 month (depending on family situation or insurance period )
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Structural
  • Budgets: 6,562,000?
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: Unspecified
  • Spatial coverage: National
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
To provide an income for unemployed people without benefits over 75% of the minimum wage
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
To prevent the social exclusion and to improve the opportunities of finding a job
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • benefit level (Incomes for unemployed people without any kind of benefits)
Intended target group
Working age population
  • care responsibilities (care for children [0-16/16+], for elderly or other family members) (with or without care responsibilities )
  • employment situation (Unemployed)
  • family situation (married/separated/single) (married, single or separated)
  • income level (low/medium/high) (Low or no incomes)
  • main source of income: social protection (Without incomes over the 75% of the minimum wage)
Employers-private institutional actors
Not applicable
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state (Head of State and the State Public Employment Service)
Intended output
  • benefit duration (Extension of the unemployment benefits for unemployed people without incomes that have exhausted their unemployment benefits)
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
Not available
Intended and unintended outcomes
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
This policy is a support for unemployed people that have exhausted their unemployment benefits to prevent the social exclusion and to improve their opportunities of finding a job
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