Flexible temporary unemployment corona until 31 December 2021

Author: Els Poelman (Legal Expert)
Read time: 2min
Publication date: 27/09/2021 - 09:25
Latest update: 27/09/2021 - 09:26

The Federal Government has decided to extend the flexible system for temporary unemployment due to corona until 31 December 2021

In practice

The flexible "corona unemployment” system, which we have known since March 2020, will continue until 31 December 2021. It will be accessible to all employers in all sectors

For the employer this means:

  • any form of temporary unemployment due to the corona crisis is unemployment due to force majeure
  • no prior notification to the ONEm/RVA
  • no application for benefits (Social Risk Declaration unemployment scenario 2)
  • no delivery of verification cards C.3.2A
  • only a monthly declaration of the days of temporary unemployment (Social Risk Declaration unemployment scenario 5) with code 'nature of the day' 5.4 and reason 'force majeure Coronavirus’

For the employee this means:

  • single application for benefits via the C.3.2 - WORKER-CORONA

In the case of unemployment due to a cancelled event, the form C.3.2 - WORKER-CORONA-EVENTS must be used

  • exemption from keeping a control card C.3.2A
  • unemployment benefit of 70% of the capped wage (EUR 2,840.84/month)
  • supplement from the ONEm/RVA of EUR 5.74/day
  • reduced withholding tax of 15% on the benefits
  • no admissibility condition, i.e. no occupational history to be demonstrated



  • Press release Prime Minister
  • Notification on the website of the RVA/ONEM


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