New maximum amount of unemployment benefits for unemployed receiving a company supplement (= RCC) from 01 September 2019

Author: Anne Ghysels
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A new maximum amount unemployment benefits for the unemployed receiving a company supplement (RCC) is applicable since 1 September 2019.

This increase of the maximum amount for the RCC unemployment benefit has an impact on the net amount of the company supplement since the deduction of 6.5% is calculated on the sum of the unemployment benefit and the company supplement.

 

Category of registered unemployed receiving company supplement

Unemployment benefits capped from 1/09/2019 at:

if the 1st benefit claim was submitted as from 1 September 2019

€ 1,361,10/month or € 52,35/day

if the 1st benefit claim was submitted prior to 1 September 2019

The workers who receive the maximum amount of € 1,347.58/month (€ 51.83/day) will be entitled to an amount of € 1,361,10/month (€ 52.35 /day) as from 1 September 2019.

Therefore, nothing has to be adjusted for the RCCs who were already ongoing prior to 1 September 2019 having a daily amount of less than € 51.83 EUR (or € 1,347.58 /month).

 

 

Source: Royal Decree of 2 June 2019 amending the Royal Decree of 25 November 1991 laying down the unemployment regulations amending the Royal Decree of 28 December 2011 repealing the (part-time) Bridging Pension Royal Decree of 30 July 1994 and amending the Royal Decree of 26 March 2003 implementing the Article 7, § 1, sub-paragraph 3, q, of the Social Security (Workers) Decree-Law of 28 December 1944, relating to childminders adjusting certain amounts of benefits as part of the use of the 2019-2020 Welfare Envelope, Belgian Official Gazette of 19 June 2019.