Rights at work: Social security benefits


Unemployment benefit is paid to those who, through no fault of their own, have become unemployed and who, as a result, have lost their income. This benefit is usually paid for a relatively short time, depending on the period of contributions paid.

What is it?

This box contains information about social security benefits such as medical care, maternity benefits, unemployment benefits, and old age benefits.

How does it work?

It provides examples of the social security benefits, based on international labour standards, which national security systems may incorporate.

Why is it useful?

It may serve as a reference tool during the review of key features of national social security systems.

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