In April, it will increase unemployment assistance

From 1 April will increase unemployment assistance. Photo:

From 1 April 2017 the minimum unemployment benefit will increase by UAH 120 and is 1280 hryvnas, reported the State employment service.

The size of unemployment benefits depends on the wage at the last place of work of insurance and reasons for dismissal. But may not be less than 1280 UAH. The maximum size of the unemployment benefit may not exceed four times the subsistence minimum for able-bodied persons – now it is 6400 UAH.

Unemployment benefits are paid for no more than 360 calendar days within two years. For those approaching retirement age (2 years before eligibility to retire. – ed.) the duration of payments may not exceed 720 calendar days.

About 10 million able-bodied Ukrainians do not have an official place of work. This was reported by Minister of social policy Andrei Reva.