June 23, 2024

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Special assistance for vulnerable groups: from 6.02 submission of applications – beneficiaries and amounts


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From Tuesday 6 February, beneficiaries can apply for special assistance for vulnerable groups in the amount of 718.50 euros, which came into force on December 29, 2023.

New position DYPA is aimed at supporting particularly vulnerable social groups who are not entitled to unemployment benefits for their smooth reintegration into the labor market, strengthening and expanding the DYPA social safety net for the unemployed.

Recipients of the benefit are the unemployed:

  1. Parents of a single-parent family.
  2. Released from prison.
  3. Women, victims of gender-based and/or domestic violence.
  4. Victims of violence – human trafficking.
  5. Users of addictive substances.

Conditions for providing assistance to the unemployed:

  • registered in the digital register of unemployed people DYPA with one of the above qualities when submitting an application
  • have completed 1–75 days of coverage in e-EFKA at any time during the last 2 years before submitting the application (or since the start of the sentence for those released from prison)
  • have an income of up to 16,000 euros for singles, 24,000 euros for married couples (increases by 5,000 euros per child) or 29,000 euros for single-parent families (increases by 5,000 euros for each child after the first) and at the same time the amount of their total gross income from family business activities should not exceed 80,000 euros
  • not be simultaneously recipients of regular unemployment benefits, long-term unemployment benefits, self-employed and self-employed benefits, and special seasonal benefits. The benefit is provided once every 2 years.

Applications will be submitted exclusively online via gov.gr with TAXISnet codes at: https://www.gov.gr/ipiresies/ergasia-kai-asphalise/anergia/eidiko-bothema-se-eualotes-koinonikes-omades

The route is: Home/Work and insurance/Unemployment/Special assistance to vulnerable social groups. (? ικές ομάδες.)

The new special assistance for vulnerable groups replaces the special assistance provided to:

a) subsidized unemployed who remain unemployed for one month after the subsidy has been exhausted,

b) unsubsidized unemployed who were unemployed for 3 months during the same calendar year,

c) unsubsidized unemployed people who worked at enterprises that suspended their operations or exercised the right to suspend work.

For more information on the terms of the new benefit and the required supporting documents, interested parties can visit the DYPA website www.dypa.gov.gr



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