A worker who is part-time unemployed for economic reasons is entitled to a supplementary allowance from the employer for all the days he is unemployed.
As of 01.06.2009 the additional unemployment allowance is composed as follows:
€ 6.00/day in the 5-day week
€ 5.00/day in the 6-day week
are temporarily unemployed due to lack of work for economic reasons;
are entitled to unemployment benefits in application of the legislation on unemployment insurance.
What must the employee do?
have the F1 form filled in by his paying agent;
complete and sign the box reserved for the employee on the same form;
hand over the form to the employer upon receipt of the additional benefits.
What must the employer do?
provide the employee with a form F1 for each part-time unemployment for economic reasons;
upon return by the employee of the form filled in accurately by him and by his paying agent, the employer shall pay to the employee the additional allowances to which he is entitled;
the employer, for his part, fills in the F1 form and sends it to the Social Fund in order to obtain the reimbursement of 100 % of the supplementary allowances charged to the Social Fund. (The reimbursement is limited to 60 days per employee per year and per company maximum 12 % of the days declared to the NSSO of the previous year).
Complete the employment certificate (F3) and return it to the Social Fund.
Important: Even if the number of reimbursed supplementary allowances from the Social Fund is limited, the employer's employee is entitled to a supplementary allowance for each day he was temporarily unemployed for economic reasons.
TEMPORARY UNEMPLOYMENT DUE TO FORCE MAJEURE CORONA
Temporary unemployment from September 2020
At the moment, all employers have the possibility to make use of the simplified system of temporary unemployment for reasons of force majeure "COVID19". From 1 September 2020 onwards, only certain companies/sectors will be able to continue to make use of the simplified system of corona unemployment.
The companies that have been hit exceptionally hard by the corona crisis are the employers who during the second quarter of 2020 had a number of days of temporary unemployment for economic reasons and force majeure corona of at least 20 % of the total number of days declared to the National Social Security Office. This is more than likely the case for most moving companies.
To be able to use it, you have to make a preliminary application using a new form "CoronaC106A- Corona"! (https://www.rva.be/nl/documentatie/formulieren/c106a-corona-hgo)
It is not yet clear how and within what time frame this must be submitted. BUT UNIZO has stated that "when an employer only submits his application on 1/9, and the NEO actually decides after 14 days (which they are committed to do), then this employer cannot claim temporary unemployment in the period from 1/9 to 14/9!
The simple procedure can continue to be applied, which means that:
There is no need to apply for benefits (ASR unemployment scenario 2);
No control card C3.2A needs to be issued and no validation book needs to be kept;
Only a monthly declaration of the days of temporary unemployment (ASR Unemployment Scenario 5) should be made;
The employee should only apply for benefits once(C.3.2-EMPLOYER-CORONA)
Quid with the additional intervention of the Social Fund for Removals?
At the start of the Corona crisis, the Board of Directors of the Social Fund decided to make the following payments until 31/8/2020 !!!!
To grant the supplementary intervention of the Fund in case of economic unemployment ALSO in case of temporary unemployment due to force majeure corona.
And to NOT apply the limits that apply to these applications. As a reminder: - the reimbursement in case of economic unemployment is limited to 60 days per employee per year and per company maximum 12 % of the days declared to the NSSO of the previous year. - and, if the limit of the number of supplementary allowances reimbursed is reached, the worker still retains the right to a supplementary allowance for each day that he was temporarily unemployed for economic reasons. - In other words: the employer must continue to pay the supplementary allowance in the event of economic unemployment, but can no longer claim anything back from the Fund!
Until now, this rule has NOT been applied in case of temporary unemployment due to force majeure-corona. The board of directors of the SF Removals of 25/08/2020 has decided that from September 2020 the existing limits in case of temporary unemployment for economic reasons are ALSO applicable in case of temporary unemployment due to force majeure because of Covid-19.
It was also reminded that applications for reimbursement must be made within three months of the end of the period in question (Application form: see section "Forms").
If you still want to make use of the RVA intervention for temporary unemployment due to force majeure from 1/9/2020, submit an application to the RVA before 1/9/2020.
If, as an employer, you still want to use the extra intervention of the FUND for temporary unemployment due to force majeure corona as from 1/9/2020, ask the FUND in advance about the limits, otherwise you might have paid them to your employees, but the FUND will not pay anything back. The Board of Directors will reassess this situation at its meeting on 22/09/2020.
Please submit your applications relating to the months before 1/9/2020 to the FUND in time.