Unemployment Benefit In Spain

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It is necessary to apply for unemployment benefit within 15 days of becoming unemployed. This has do be done at the INEM, the Spanish Institute of Employment. Benefit cannot be received if it is your own decision to end your work contract.

Spain has a very generous unemployment protection system. Unemployed residents are entitled to approximately 65% of the national average earnings.

Those who have worked during six years before becoming unemployment can receive benefits for a maximum period of two years.

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