Faced with the Covid-19 crisis, compensation for unemployed people who reach the end of their rights will be extended until the end of May, announced the Minister of Labor, Elisabeth Borne, this Monday on France Inter.
“Since the end of October we have extended the rights of job seekers who have reached the end of their rights, I am announcing today that we will again extend the rights of these job seekers until the end of May”, said the minister.
The “whatever the cost” applies to everyone.
Benefits for job seekers who have reached the end of their rights will be extended until the end of May. Since October, this system has protected 700,000 job seekers at a cost of € 2.5 billion. pic.twitter.com/SsRa6mFHEY
— Elisabeth BORNE (@Elisabeth_Borne) April 19, 2021
Until August for intermittents of the show
This extension concerns the unemployed who have reached the end of their rights (return-to-work allowance or specific solidarity allowance) since October 30. Since that date, “it is nearly 700,000 job seekers” who have benefited from this measure at a cost “of 2.5 billion euros”, she added. The decree on the reform of unemployment insurance of March 31 has already recorded this extension in principle until the end of June but the Minister confirms it orally from month to month in view of the evolution of the crisis.
This extension may be interrupted if necessary at the end of May, by decree, in the event of an improvement in the situation. The exceptional extension of unemployment insurance rights had already been adopted during the first confinement which lasted three months, from March 17 to May 10. Intermittent entertainment workers have benefited from the specific extension of their rights until August 31, 2021.