24 May 2022

Reforming social unemployment benefit provisions to clarify the rules on ‘actual social and educational supervision’

The High Commissioner was asked to intervene regarding a request made by an individual for a review of the decision to suspend their social unemployment benefit payments, which the person concerned had been receiving for one year. Upon investigating these unusual circumstances, the High Commissioner noted that the social unemployment benefit scheme in its current form poses some difficulties in terms of its application, potentially leading to legal uncertainty. The High Commissioner therefore recommended that consideration be given to reforming the legislative provisions governing this benefit, in order to better clarify and regulate the concept of ‘actual social and educational supervision’, which is central to current legislation, and also what claimants are expected to do in return for receiving the benefit.

The entire recommendation is available on the site in french version only.