The value of unemployment insurance is corrected and the cap increases to R $ 2,106

The share of unemployment insurance is calculated on the basis of the average of the last three earnings of the worker before the dismissal. Photo: Geraldo Bubniak / AENPR

The maximum value of unemployment insurance payments is now R $ 2,106.08. The difference is BRL 194.24 compared to the previous amount of BRL 1,911.84. The floor follows the change in the minimum wage and goes from R $ 1,100 to R $ 1,212. The salary scale table used to calculate the down payment amount followed the 2021 National Consumer Price Index (INPC) and was readjusted by 10.16%.

The new amounts are being paid for the installments issued for withdrawal since Tuesday (11). The allowance is paid to workers with a formal contract dismissed without valid reason, it is from three to five installments, which depend on the number of months worked in the previous job and the number of requests for the allowance.

The share of unemployment insurance is calculated on the basis of the average of the last three earnings of the worker before the dismissal. After correction of the salary scales, the benefit will be defined as follows, according to the Ministry of Labor and Employment:

Average salary up to BRL 1,858.17 – 80% of average or minimum wage, whichever is greater; fixed amount of BRL 1,486.53; Above BRL 3,097.26 – invariable payment of BRL 2,106.08. With information from AgĂȘncia Brasil.

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