Unemployment Assistance benefit shall be granted to an unemployed or underemployed person who qualifies for such benefit. A person shall not be treated as unemployed or underemployed unless he satisfies the Director that he is involuntarily unemployed or underemployed and that he is capable of and available for work.
"Underemployed" means that a person, though employed, earns less than $1,500 a month as a result of the passage of Hurricane Irma.
A person shall be eligible to receive unemployment assistance benefit only if that person:
A claimant is disqualified from receiving unemployment/underemployment assistance benefit if without good cause:
Unemployment assistance benefit shall be paid in a two lump sum payments six weeks apart, save that the second payment will only be made if the claimant is still eligible to receive the assistance benefit.
The unemployment benefit shall be paid at a flat rate as follows:
|Under-employed Persons||$1500.00 minus 1 month's salary|
Claims for Unemployment Assistance Benefit should be made on the approved form. A person may make a claim for unemployment assistance benefit commencing 1st December 2017 or any date thereafter. Forms will be made available at the Department of Labour and the Anguilla Social Security Office on 1st December 2017. Completed forms should be submitted to the Unemployment Assistance Project Officer at the Department of Labour.