Introduction of the Transition Unemployment Benefit for redundant workers
Transition Unemployment Benefit was introduced in Mauritius under the Workfare Programme in February 2009 as per the Employment Rights Act 2008. It was set up to provide financial assistance to workers in the private sector who are laid-off and opt to join the Workfare Programme.
The benefit accrues from the month in which the worker becomes redundant and is paid for a minimum period of one month and a maximum of twelve months. The scheme is also intended to enhance the employability of laid-off workers as at the time of application, the worker has to choose among three proposed possible options: a job placement, job training and re-skilling or starting a business. The Transition Unemployment Benefit ceases at the end of the month in which the laid-off worker becomes gainfully employed or starts a small business.
The scheme is financed by the employee, the employer and the government. The existing IT social security system helps in the operation of the scheme.
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Publication year: 2011
Implementation year: 2009
مواضيع: Adequacy and quality of social security benefits and services, Employment policies, Extension of coverage
Organization: Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions