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Unemployment Benefits in Madrid


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People aged 16 and over and who are unemployed in Spain, they can apply for Unemployment Benefit. SEPE (Servicio Público de Empleo Estatal) is in charge of compensating unemployment benefits to social security system members in Spain.

Unemployment benefits don't allow you to survive. Benefits start at €497 per month for a person with no children under his/her dependence.

To qualify for Unemployment Benefit you must:

  • Be registered at the social security system
  • Be legally unemployed and appear as a job seeker in the state employment service willing to accept suitable employment
  • Have paid contributions for at least 360 days in the 6 years before becoming unemployed or before the end of your obligation to pay contributions
  • Be between 16 years old and the retirement age (standard 65/67 years old)

Where to apply

SEPE Servicio Público de Empleo Estatal.
Calle Condesa de Venadito n.9
28027 – Madrid
Tel: (0034) 91 585 98 88
Fax: (0034) 91 377 58 81 – (0034) 91 377 58 87

See the complete list of centres here. See that before visiting a centre, it is compulsory to arrange an appointment via online or by phone through SEPE webpage.

Update 8/06/2018


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