Unemployment benefits are offered to unemployed individuals during their search for employment.
The daily rate for unemployment benefits in Malta is:
All persons in Malta who were employed prior to their application for unemployment benefit are eligible to receive assistance.
Other conditions for receiving unemployment benefits in Malta include:
Individuals who leave their employment voluntarily, or because of misconduct, are not eligible to receive unemployment benefits for a period of 6 months.
Self-employed individuals are not eligible to receive unemployment benefits.
Employment benefits may be lost if an individual refuses work with no justifiable reason.
To apply for social security benefits in Malta, contact your local Social Security District Office, located in most villages throughout Malta. Malta's federal government web site provides a full listing of contact information for its Social Security District Offices.
Local Disctrict Offices are open in the Winter from Monday to Friday, 0800 hrs to 1200 hrs and 1330 hrs to 1630 hrs, and in the Summer from Monday to Friday, 0800 hrs to 1200 hrs.
To claim unemployment benefits, you must also register as available for work with the Employment and Training Corporation (ETC).
You can expect to receive your first unemployment benefit payment within 5 weeks of your application.
Social Security Division
38 Ordnance Street
Valletta VLT 1021
Telephone: +356 2590 3000
Fax: +356 +2590 3231
Employment and Training Corporation
Hal Far Road
Birzebbuga BBG 3000
Tel: +356 2220 1567
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