Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance web portal seems pretty well designed at first, with a spot-on layout which allows you to access the most important features such as Job Services, Labor Standards, Workers’ Compensation, Labor Relations, Labor Market Information and many more. All these categories are available on the main page of the website and users can easily access them and learn more information about them as well as the related sub-categories with a simple click. Information about the available jobs and other useful data in Massachusetts is easily available through these links.
What is an unemployed person?
Unemployed person who fulfills the following conditions:
is looking for a job for at least 16 years of age and until the conditions for retirement;
health and physical and mental capabilities make it fit for work;
no job, no income or income from legal activities is less than the value of the social reference indicator;
It is available to start work in the next period if they would find a job;
is registered at the National Agency for Employment in whose jurisdiction the domicile or residence, or where appropriate to other employment services provider that is accredited.
What qualifies an unemployed person for unemployment benefits?
Unemployed receive unemployment compensation if it meets the following conditions:
It has a minimum contribution period of 12 months during the 24 months preceding the registration application;
no income or, in legal activities, lower incomes than the value of the social reference indicator in force
Retirement does not meet, according to law;
is registered for employment agencies in the jurisdiction of domicile or, if applicable, residence, if the last job or had earned income in that locality.
In setting minimum contribution period of 12 months in the last 24 months preceding the registration application, are not taken into account is the period of contribution periods previously used for fixing and granting a right to unemployment benefit (Law no. 233/2010 amending and supplementing Law no. 76/2002)
No persons receiving unemployment compensation which, on the request of law, refuse a suitable job or training or refuse participation in studies to stimulate employment services and training offered by the agency.
According to the amendments brought to Law no. By GEO 76/2002. No.17 / 2011, unemployment benefit is granted to the cessation of work if the application is registered at Employment Agency within 10 days from this date.
If the application is filed after the expiration of 10 days but not later than 12 months after the cessation of work, unemployment benefit is granted from the date of registration application.
What are granted the unemployment benefit period?
The unemployed receive unemployment allowance periods established, depending on length of service, as follows:
6 months for people with a contribution of at least 1 year;
9 months, for persons with a contribution of at least 5 years;
12 months for those with a contribution of more than 10 years.
Periods of contribution period for establishing and previous grant of a right to unemployment benefit are taken into account in determining the contribution period which is determined depending on the period for which unemployment benefit is granted and the amount of that law (Law no. 233/2010 amending and supplementing Law no. 76/2002).
They are officially unemployed people who could not get a job after graduating educational institutions or after completing the compulsory miltary fulfill the following conditions:
are graduates of educational institutions, aged less than 16 years, a period of 60 days from graduation were unable to find a job according to professional training;
are graduates of special schools for the disabled at the age of 16 who have not managed to find a job suitable vocational training;
What is the amount of unemployment benefit?
The unemployment benefit is a guaranteed monthly deferentially depending on length of service as follows:
75% of the social reference indicator in force at the date of calculation, for people with a contribution of at least one year
75% of the social reference indicator; in force at the date of calculation, plus an amount calculated by applying the average gross monthly base salary for the last 12 months contribution period of a percentage quota differentiated by length of service as follows:
a) 3% for those with a contribution of at least 3 years;
b) 5% for people with a contribution of at least 5 years;
c) 7% for people with a contribution of at least 10 years;
d) 10% for those with a contribution of at least 20 years
Login problems for the Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance web portal
The issue is that this website doesn’t have a login feature for users. However, this may be fixed in the near future although no one knows an exact date for it.