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Unemployment Benefit

Volume 229: debated on Friday 23 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what restrictions are placed upon the payment of unemployment benefit in other EC states.

Common requirements for payment of unemployment benefit in other EC countries are that a person is involuntarily unemployed, capable of work, registered and available for work.Age, period of past employment and contribution record are other factors governing entitlement or duration of payment of benefit.More information can be found in "Social Protection in the Member States of the Community," a copy of which is in the Library.