Decreto-Lei n.º 53-A/2017

Publicação: Diário da República n.º 105/2017, 1º Suplemento, Série I de 2017-05-31
  • Emissor:Trabalho, Solidariedade e Segurança Social
  • Tipo de Diploma:Decreto-Lei
  • Número:53-A/2017
  • Páginas:2692-(2) a 2692-(2)
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Summary in plain english (Without legal value)

What is it?

This decree-law defines new rules for calculating the 10% reduction on unemployment allowance, which takes place after it has been paid for six months.

What will change?

Until now, unemployment allowance was reduced by 10% at the end of six months, regardless of the resulting amount.

From now on:

  • this reduction only applies when the monthly unemployment allowance is higher than the Social Support Index (IAS), which is 421.32 euros in 2017
  • the reduced unemployment allowance cannot be lower than the IAS.

What are its benefits?

This decree-law is intended to guarantee the subsistence of those receiving unemployment benefits.

When does it come into effect?

This decree-law comes into effect the first day of the month after being published.

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