In the increasingly complex landscape of the labor market and economic fluctuations, the supplementation of regulations to accurately determine the duration of unemployment benefits in the Gregorian calendar month in Vietnam has become an important and noteworthy issue.
With the aim of optimizing the social security system, enhancing labor rights, and ensuring transparency and fairness in the process of handling unemployment benefits in Vietnam, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has issued Circular 15/2023/TT-BLĐTBXH amending Circular 28/2015/TT-BLĐTBXH guiding Article 52 of the labour law in Vietnam.
Specifically, the month of receiving unemployment benefits is calculated according to the Gregorian calendar month. Each month of receiving unemployment benefits is calculated from the day the worker starts receiving unemployment benefits according to the provisions of Clause 3, Article 50 of the Labor Code until the end of that month, excluding the 1st day.
In cases where the subsequent month does not have a corresponding day, the end date of the month receiving unemployment benefits is the last day of that month.
For example: Mr. Cao Van D is entitled to unemployment benefits for a period of 5 months, from January 1, 2022, to May 31, 2022. Therefore, the months of receiving unemployment benefits for Mr. D are determined as follows:
- The first month of receiving benefits is from January 1, 2022, to January 31, 2022.
- The second month of receiving benefits is from February 1, 2022, to February 28, 2022.
- The third month of receiving benefits is from March 1, 2022, to March 31, 2022.
- The fourth month of receiving benefits is from April 1, 2022, to April 30, 2022.
- The fifth month of receiving benefits is from May 1, 2022, to May 31, 2022.
The supplementation of regulations to accurately determine the duration of unemployment benefits in the Gregorian calendar month in Vietnam brings about many important benefits, not only for workers but also actively contributes to the development of the social security system and the national economy.
These benefits clearly demonstrate the significant value of supplementing regulations to determine the precise duration of unemployment benefits, bringing stability and fairness to both the labor community and Vietnam’s social security system.