Labour Market Subsidy

The purpose of the Labour Market Subsidy is to provide financial assistance for

  • unemployed job seekers who enter the labour market for the first time or otherwise have no recent work experience
  • long-term unemployed persons who have exhausted their 400-day eligibility for the basic or earnings-related unemployment allowance. If your employment history is shorter than three years the unemployment allowance is payable for a maximum of 300 days.

The Labour Market Subsidy is a means-tested benefit. This means that any other income that the unemployed person or, if they live in the same household as the unemployed person, his or her parents may have decreases the amount of the subsidy.

Labour Market Subsidy can be paid for an indefinite period.

Last modified 21/12/2016
Updated 01/01/2017