Coronavirus: extension of certain measures relating to unemployment benefits

Author: Anne Ghysels (Legal Expert)
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The measures relating to the freeze on decreasing unemployment benefits and the resumption of work by unemployed persons in crucial sectors are extended.

  • The freeze on decreasing unemployment benefits has been extended until 31 December 2020 (for more details, see our infoflash of 8 October 2020)
  • The measures relating to the resumption of work by unemployed persons with or without company supplement in critical sectors, are extended until 31 March 2021 (for more details, see our infoflash of 21 September 2020)
  • The measures relating to the unemployment benefits of artists are extended until 31 March 2021 (for more details, see our infoflash of July 30, 2020).

Sources:

  • Royal Decree of 13 December 2020 amending Article 7 of the Royal Decree of 23 April 2020 temporarily relaxing the conditions under which the unemployed, with or without company supplement, may be employed in vital sectors and temporarily freezing the decreasing unemployment benefits, Belgian Official Gazette 18.01.2021;
  • Royal decree of 22 December 2020 extending the measures taken by the law of 15 July 2020 improving the situation of workers in the cultural sector, Belgian Official Gazette 11.01.2021;
  • Royal Decree of 13 December 2020 extending the measures taken in the area of unemployment in the context of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, Belgian Official Gazette 15.01.2021.

 

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