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Establishes A Transitional And Exceptional Support For Unemployed Persons With Dependent Children And The Second Amendment To Decree-Law No. 220/2006, Of 3 November

Original Language Title: Estabelece um regime transitório e excepcional de apoio aos desempregados com filhos a cargo e procede à segunda alteração ao Decreto-Lei n.º 220/2006, de 3 de Novembro

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Parliamentary Group

Assembly of the Republic-Palace of S. Bento-1249-068 Lisbon-Phone: 21391 9233-Fax: 21391 7456 Email: gpcds@pp.

Draft Law No 133 /XI/1.

Amendment to Decree-Law 220/2006 of November 3 extends the

support for recipients of unemployment benefit and stimulates the

hiring of unemployed

Unemployment is currently one of the biggest problems facing society

Portuguese traverses, reaching historic levels, which they have not felt since

several dozen years ago. This reality connates a huge social alarm

and deserves an effective attitude and a quick response from the political class.

Currently, according to the data of the National Statistical Institute, in the

third quarter of 2009 the unemployment data stood at 547.7 thousand

unemployed citizens, which translates into a rate of 9.8%, which means a

climb over the previous quarter where the number of people unemployed

was situated in the 507.7 thousand, which in percentage terms meant 9.1%.

In keeping with the latest study on unemployment of Eurostat, Portugal already

exceeded 10% unemployment, having in the month of November registered 10.3%,

situating itself in the 8th place of all the countries of the European Union with the

higher unemployment and in the fourth place of the Euro Zone countries, translating

in an increase of 2.4 percentage points in the period of one year, seen in November

of 2008 Eurostat to move forward with an unemployment rate of 7.9% for our


Confirming this rise in unemployment, which has been a reality that

increases month after month, during the recent times, in the recent bulletin published

by the Institute of Employment and Vocational Training on the monthly information of the

job market referring to the month of November we check that unemployment


increased by 1.2% compared to the previous month, as in November they were registered

523680 people and in October the number was 517526. Comparing with the

numbers of the corresponding month of 2008 a rise is much steeper, situating

in 28.2%, as in November 2008 registered unemployment affected 408


One of the realities that haunts unemployment is the situation of both the

spouses of the same household are in the eventuality of the

unemployment. Unfortunately in Portugal there are no official data on the situations

of double unemployment within the same couple, but in compliance with news

advanced in the media rounds out the 20%. In several countries in Europe, as

for example in Spain, these figures are known, which provides the

possibility of acting on a reality, in that sense the CDS-PP

presented the Draft Law No. 51 /XI. We believe that it is necessary to treat equal

that it is equal and different what is different and in that sense we understand that it is

required to majorate unemployment benefit in the situations where both

spouses find themselves unemployed as, in this situation, the effects of the crisis

economic and social, they are more difficult to overcome.

We believe, on the other hand, that, where possible, it should be fostered to

reintegration of unemployed into the labour market and which should be a bet

of the policies to support employment. In that sense, we propose that the remnant

of the unemployment benefit or the initial unemployment benefit to which the

beneficiaries are entitled to be paid globally, for one time, to the entity

employing employer who to celebrate with the beneficiary a non-term contract of employment.

This measure will enable the admission to the labour market and the working life

active citizens who find themselves laborally inactive, what not

will provide any burden for the State, as the incentive that is paid to the

companies will be the equivalent of the value that would plummet in the social provision of

unemployment. On the other hand, it will allow companies to have an incentive to

hire workers.

An unemployment data that deserves a particular attention, for it has been coming to

increase is the number of registered unemployed graduates, according to the


Institute of Employment and Vocational Training, in the month of November were 46503,

plus 18% that in the corresponding month, which was 39331. This is not a factor

merely geographical, as it extends across the country, is not restricted to a

region. Much can be done to combat this situation. These days, when the

Public Administration promotes a contest has no obligation in

to notify or inform the unemployed graduates of the respective contest, what

causes that, in many cases, the unemployed do not compete only because

have no knowledge that a contest has been opened. If this reality is changed,

unemployed graduates will stay with the knowledge of the contest, which will

allow for at least a greater circulation of information with regard to the

opening of public tenders.

In the face of the exposed, and under the constitutional standards, the CDS-PP presents the

following draft law:

Article 1.

Articles 12 and 34º of the Decree-Law 220/2006 of November 3, are amended.

shall be replaced by the following:

" Article 12.







6-Whenever the Public Administration promotes contests, as a form of

recruitment and selection of staff for the tables is obliged to contact, by way of

electronics or plain postcard, all unemployed people who hold the

literary qualifications required for the contest, enrolled in the employment centre of the

geographical area of the outpost, as well as immediately borrovers. "


" Article 34.




3-The unemployment benefit or the initial unemployment social allowance to which the

beneficiaries are entitled can be paid globally, for one time, to the entity

Employer who is to celebrate with the beneficiary a non-term contract of employment,

on the terms in paragraph º1 and º2 of this Article.

4-(previous number 3). "

Article 2.

Articles 29-A. and 37-A of Decree-Law 220/2006 of November 3 are postponed:

Article 29-A

Majoration of unemployment benefit

1-Exceptionally, throughout the year 2010, the limits provided for in Articles 28º

and 29º will be majored in 20% when:

a) in the same household as both spouses, or persons living in

de facto union, be beneficiaries of the provision of unemployment benefit.

b) the beneficiaries of the provision of unemployment benefit have children

holders of disability or chronic disease, regardless of age, the

job, as long as the household does not earn other income from


Article 37-A

Temporal Majoration of the Unemployment Allowance

Exceptionally, throughout the year 2010, the period of provision of benefits of

unemployment set out in Article 37 of the Decree-Law 220/2006 of November 3,

will be majored in 20%, when the situations provided for in Article 29-A. are checked


Article 3.

Entry into force

The present diploma comes into force with the State Budget for the year 2010.

Palace of Saint Benedict, January 15, 2010

The Deputies