Welfare Ministry might propose revising duration of unemployment benefits in view of Covid-19 crisis

  • 2020-03-24
  • LETA/TBT Staff
RIGA - Although at the beginning of this year the time period jobless people in Latvia can receive unemployment benefits was shortened by a month, the Welfare Ministry might soon propose revising the duration of unemployment benefits for certain groups in view of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, Welfare Minister Ramona Petravica (KPV LV) told journalists today.  Under the latest amendments to the unemployment law, the duration of unemployment benefits has been reduced from nine to eight calendar months. The size of unemployment benefits was also slashed, reducing the ben...
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