Coronavirus: further extension of the freeze on decreasing unemployment benefits

Author: Anne Ghysels (Legal Expert)
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In our Infoflashes of 13 May and 30 July 2020, we informed you about the measures taken by the government to freeze the decreasing unemployment benefits during the current health crisis.

A further extension of the period during which the decreasing unemployment benefits are frozen for the fully unemployed entitled to benefits has just been adopted:

  • The period during which the decreasing unemployment benefits will be frozen, initially planned until 30 June and then until 31 August 2020, has now been extended until 30 September 2020.
  • The situation of the fully unemployed on 1 April 2020 is therefore extended by 6 months (instead of the 3 months initially provided for and then extended to 5 months). The months of April, May, June, July and August 2020 had already been neutralised. September 2020 has now also been neutralised.

 

Source: Royal Decree extending the measures taken in the field of unemployment within the framework of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, Belgian Official Gazette of 1 October 2020

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