The Ministry of Labor trusts that this week they will finish recognizing the outstanding unemployment benefits to those affected by a temporary employment regulation file (ERTE) in the framework of the COVID-19 crisis with the aim that they can collect this same month.
In the press conference to assess the affiliation and unemployment data for April, the Secretary of State for Employment, Joaquín Pérez Rey, explained that there are “very few” files to be recognized and that an agreement with the Spanish Confederation of Savings Banks (CECA), to which the rest of the financial entities are expected to join, so that these benefits can be paid this month.
It would be an advance payment before the ordinary one that is paid at the beginning of each month, that is to say already in June.
He also recalled that the supplements for dependent children that would have been left out of any of the ERTE benefits to speed up management in times of more work will be recognized “briefly and ex officio”.
Pérez Rey has valued the work and effort of SEPE in these months and recalled that more than 5 million people have received their benefit between May 2 and 5.