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Old Sep 6th 2017, 10:54 am
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Hello,

I've been recently alterted that my contract ends at the end of the year and will not be renewed. In the mean time, I am searching for a job. However, given my current area of work, jobs in Barcelona are not common and thus there is a chance I will be jobless in the new year.

As a result, I was inquiring with regards to "Paro" and how it works in Spain. I will have been paying tax in Spain for roughly 12 months at the time of my becoming employed. What do I need to claim Paro? Generally how much will I receive and for how long? And importantly, once I have found new employment, how do I about cancelling it?

Sorry for all the questions, but I haven't been able to find much in the way of clear instructions regarding this online.
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Old Sep 6th 2017, 11:19 am
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In was lead to believe that 12 months was too short a time for you to claim paro. I thought you needed to have worked for at least 3 years, but I stand to be corrected.
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Originally Posted by teuchterpete
In was lead to believe that 12 months was too short a time for you to claim paro. I thought you needed to have worked for at least 3 years, but I stand to be corrected.
The minimum requirement is 1 year. If you've worked less than a year it's possible to get Subsidio por Desempleo but that would be very little. Paro Amount would depend on salary. If not enough contributions made and you qualify for Subsidio por Desempleo I believe it's 426€ but only max 6 months and after that nothing.

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Old Sep 7th 2017, 7:52 am
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Suggest you visit your INSS office and they will explain all.
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Originally Posted by SecretMachine
Hello,

I've been recently alterted that my contract ends at the end of the year and will not be renewed. In the mean time, I am searching for a job. However, given my current area of work, jobs in Barcelona are not common and thus there is a chance I will be jobless in the new year.

As a result, I was inquiring with regards to "Paro" and how it works in Spain. I will have been paying tax in Spain for roughly 12 months at the time of my becoming employed. What do I need to claim Paro? Generally how much will I receive and for how long? And importantly, once I have found new employment, how do I about cancelling it?

Sorry for all the questions, but I haven't been able to find much in the way of clear instructions regarding this online.
My wife worked for herself for one year and then became unemployed. She claimed unemployment benefit which was a fraction of her monthly income and was paid for 6 months. They did try to find alternative employment for her which was very good.
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So what happens after 6 months? Is there no Social Security back up?
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Originally Posted by frigilianafreddy
So what happens after 6 months? Is there no Social Security back up?
No nothing...its not like the UK where it is possible to live on benefit for years.
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No nothing...its not like the UK where it is possible to live on benefit for years.
Which is how it should be.
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Originally Posted by frigilianafreddy
So what happens after 6 months? Is there no Social Security back up?
You just hope that you can find some sort of job and if not pray that your family can help.
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