FAQ

 

Q: What are the official authorities that manage the insurance system against unemployment?

A: The Ministry of Labour and Social Development is involved in the management and operation of this system and the General Authority for Social Insurance is responsible for making payments to banks.

 

Q:What are the duties of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development and the Public Authority for Social Insurance in managing the unemployment insurance system?

A: 1. The Ministry of Labour and Social Development undertakes the following duties:

· Unemployed registration.

·Providing an appropriate training for the unemployed.

· Providing the unemployment benefit report for compensation or subsidy.

·Determination of the suspension of payment of compensation or subsidy and the determination of the fall of the right therein.

2. The General Authority for Social Insurance has the following duties:

·Collection of assessed contributions.

·Cashing of compensation or subsidy.

·Investing the funds of the insurance against crash.

·Management of the insurance against the unemployment.

 

Q: What are the categories mentioned in the unemployment insurance system?

A: The unemployment insurance system includes the following categories:

1.Workers and employees of the private sector.

2.Workers and employees government.

3.First time job seekers.

 

Q:How much is the monthly subscription?

A:The monthly contributions to the unemployment insurance system are calculated as follows:

  • (1%) of the employee's wages (Insured) worker.
  • (1%) of the employee's wages (insured) paid by the employer.
  • (1%) of the wages of all the insured paid by the government.

 

Q:What are the conditions of entitlement to unemployment compensation?

A: The following conditions are required for entitlement to unemployment compensation:

  1. Completing the required subscription period. (Twelve consecutive months of subscription for the first claim).
  2. Abiding by the instructions issued by the Ministry of Labour and Social Development.
  3. It shall not be left the work voluntarily.
  4. To be willing to work
  5. That is seriously looking for work.
  6. To be able to work.
  7. It must not have reached the legal retirement age.
  8. It shall not be dismissed for disciplinary reasons.
  9. Successfully pass the scheduled training.
  10.  For expatriate workers, the residence of the expatriate worker in the country shall be legitimate residence for the purpose of working in accordance with the regulations in force.

 

Q: What is the amount of unemployment compensation? Can it be claimed repeatedly?

A: The unemployment compensation shall be paid on a monthly basis by 60% of the insured's wage on the basis of its monthly wage rate during the twelve months prior to its disability and not exceeding a maximum of 500 dinars per month.

 

Q: What is the minimum unemployment compensation?

A:The minimum unemployment compensation shall not be less than 150 dinars per month, or the average wage of the insured during the twelve months of its unemployment, whichever is lower.

 

Q: What is the maximum period to cash unemployment compensation?

A: Unemployment compensation shall be paid for a maximum period of six months and may be claimed for the next time after work and dismissal other than by the means of disciplinary measures.

 

Q: What is the maximum period to cash unemployment compensation?

1. The insured shall be entitled to unemployment compensation for the second time, if he works again in an insured work for a period of not less than twelve months during the eighteen months preceding its unemployment.

2. The insured shall be entitled to compensation for unemployment for the third time, if he works again in the insured employment for a period not less than 18 months during the period of twenty-four months, according to the third claim.

3. The Insured shall be entitled to compensation at any subsequent time, if it again works in the insured employment for at least thirty-six months during the forty-eight months preceding the claim for compensation.

 

Q: Is it permissible to combine unemployment compensation with other employee benefits for the employer?

A:The insured may combine between the compensation of the unemployment with its other entitlements with the employer such as the service bonus and compensation for the arbitrary dismissal.

 

Q:What are the conditions of entitlement to unemployment benefit for first-time job seekers?

A: For the first time, a job seeker must receive the following benefits:

1.To be a Bahraini national.

2.It shall not be less than eighteen years of age.

3.It shall abide by the instructions of the administrative body at the Ministry of Labour and Social Development.

4.It shall not be engaged in commercial or professional work for its own benefit.

5.It shall be able to work.

6.It must not have reached the legal retirement age.

7.It must successfully pass the scheduled training.

8.It must seriously look for work.

 

Q: What is the amount of unemployment benefits for first-time job seekers?

A: The job-seeker is entitled to unemployment benefit at the rate of 150 dinars per month, if the holder of a university degree (bachelor or more) and at a rate of one hundred and twenty dinars per month if it is not of these.

 

Q:What is the maximum period to cash the unemployment compensation?

A: Unemployment benefit shall be paid for a maximum of six months. If a claim is filed more than once within a period of twelve months, it shall receive the benefit for a maximum period of another six months.

 

Q: What are the cases of suspending the payment of compensation or unemployment benefit?

A:The payment of compensation or unemployment benefit shall be suspended in cases of non-compliance with the Office of Employment Services.

 

Q: What are the cases where the right to a compensation or unemployment benefit is forfeited?

 

A: The right to compensation or unemployment benefit shall be forfeited in the following cases:

1.Refusal to join suitable jobs provided by the Ministry without justification twice.

2.If the unemployed joins a work whose wages are more than or equal to the value of the compensation or unemployment benefit.

3. If it receives a subsidy or compensation through deception and fraud.

4.If it does not register its name in the register of the unemployed within three months from the date of termination of its employment relationship.

5.If you do business for your own account.

6.If the alien's residence/ foreigner's residence in a country becomes illegal.

7.Final departure of the foreigner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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