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Who can request the unemployment benefit?
To the unemployment benefit are entitled the below listed individuals who meet the assignment conditions:
Workers covered by the general social security scheme of dependent employees, who:
Had an employment contract and became unemployed or
Suspended the employment contract due to wage arrears.
Domestic service workers, if the basis of taxation corresponds to a remuneration effectively earned on a regime of full-time monthly employment contract
Invalidity pensioners of the general social security scheme, deemed apt for work by an exam of invalidity’s review and currently unemployed
Workers of the customs sector
Basic and secondary education teachers
Former soldiers on a contract/volunteering regime
Agricultural workers registered on Segurança Social (Social Security) from 1 January 2011
Undifferentiated agricultural workers, registered on Segurança Social (Social Security) from 1 December 2010, if their contributions were calculated based on the real wage
Workers assigned for management positions provided that, to the date of assignment, they belong to the company’s staff as hired workers for at least a year and are included on the general social security scheme of dependent employees
Hired workers who, cumulatively, are managers, members or not, of a non-profit organization, provided that they do not receive any type of remuneration from the exercise of their functions.
When can you request the unemployment benefit?
The unemployment benefit must be requested within 90 consecutive days from the date of unemployment.
The submission of the request after the 90 days, but during the legal concession period of the benefit, implies the reduction on the concession period for the time correspondent to the delay observed.
What are the documents and requirements to request the unemployment benefit?