Capitalization of unemployment benefit for the granting of labour society or transformation in cooperative by corporations in competition

The public employment service Estatal (SEPE) will be able to pay the amount of unemployment benefit to persons employed workers, upon request from the day 26 september 2022 , if the following circumstances:

  • Work through a contract of employment indefinitely in a corporate entity, regardless of their seniority in the company and whether the open-ended contract is full-time, fixed partial or discontinuous.
  • The corporate entity to which they work has been declared in a competitive basis and that persons working in the same seek to acquire the shares or part ownership of companies and have been submitted to the judge a binding proposal business acquisition by transforming it into cooperative society and labour or has agreed that transformation.
  • The acquisition of shares or shares on the part of the individual worker individually considered, or with procurement which carry out other people, workers or not, of society, this meets the conditions necessary to acquire legal status or labour society become cooperative.


Must meet all the criteria to be beneficiaries of the contributory unemployment benefit, except that of be legally unemployed had therefore in compliance with the following:

1 . Being affiliated working people to Social security andsituation of great or assimilated to high.

2 . Having covered the minimum period of contribution 360 days within six months preceding the date of application.
If at the time of application maintain one or several part-time contracts, take into account the contributory periods in the work that has lost the use or suspended the contract or lowered the ordinary working.
In the absence of sufficient attesting occupation period quoted for entitlement to unemployment benefit of level of contributors, it will be enough to have suspended unemployment allowance of level of contributors, regardless of the number of outstanding instalments. It is also possible that applicants have the right of optionfrom a previous delivery it to wither away for having worked twelve months or more and the new provision.

3 . There are No ordinary pension contributory retirement pension, except that did not have sufficient qualification period.

4 Sign. the agreement of activity included in the contributory benefit application.

  • Would not be expected that the individual worker has not become the single payment in the four years immediately preceding, or that, in case you have the right to resume an unemployment allowance, that the monthly instalments pending receipt of a tie among three or more.

You can get more information on the a telephone hotline to citizenship.