CAN YOU CLAIM UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IF YOU WORK IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND WANT TO RETURN TO SPAIN?

One of the measures that Spain has adopted to facilitate the return of nationals living abroad is the possibility that they can access the same benefits recognized to nationals living in Spain, within a framework of equal rights, recognizing the right to compute in Spain the years contributed in another country.

In order to be able to access the different benefits provided by the Law, such as retirement, disability or unemployment. As regards the latter, it will be sufficient to accredit, together with other requirements, the return to Spain from another country, since this situation in itself is part of the legal causes of unemployment required by the Law.

REQUIREMENTS:

In particular, the Spanish citizen once returned to Spain from the United Kingdom and in the case of not finding an employment activity, may apply for unemployment benefits, provided that he/she meets certain requirements required by Law:

  • To have Spanish nationality;
  • Be in a legal situation of unemployment (for example: dismissal, termination of contract, cessation or simply return from abroad);
  • Be registered as a job seeker, remain registered while receiving the benefit, be available to actively seek employment, comply with the activity commitment;
  • Have paid contributions in Spain for a minimum period of 360 days within the six years prior to the date of emigration, and that these contributions have not been taken into account to access a previous benefit.
  • Not to be receiving another similar benefit in another country;
  • Not to have reached the ordinary age required in each case to access the retirement benefit, unless it is not possible to access it because the required contribution period has not been reached
DURATION AND AMOUNT:

The duration depends on the contributions made within the 6 years prior to the date of emigration, provided that they were not taken into account for a previous benefit.

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The daily amount of the unemployment benefit during the first six months is 70% of the regulatory base (calculated according to the occupational contingency bases of the last 180 days of contributions, except for overtime), and 50% from day 181 until the end of the benefit.

WHEN AND WHERE TO PROCESS IT:

It is important to take into account that the registration as a job seeker in the corresponding employment office by domicile, within fifteen working days following the date of return from abroad (it is advisable to provide the return ticket or other document that justifies it).

WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?

If you have any doubts about this, you can contact us and our team specialized in internationalization will advise you and give you more information about applying for unemployment benefits if you have worked in the UK and want to return to Spain..

UNITED KINGDOM: ALL COVID-19 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED

FROM FRIDAY 18 MARCH AT 4AM, THE UK GOVERNMENT WILL REMOVE ALL CURRENT INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IN THE UK.

As announced by Transport Minister Grant Shapps, there will be no restrictions on travel in the UK.

In this blog post you will find all the travel restrictions that are lifted in the UK.

From the beginning of the pandemic until now, protection guidelines have been followed to prevent Covid-19 infections, but from Friday it will no longer be necessary to fill in the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) neither the presentation of an antigen test or a negative coronavirus PCR test. Passengers who are not completely vaccinated Passengers who are not completely vaccinated against the virus will also be able to travel without any problems, and it will not be necessary to take the COVID-19 test from the second day of their stay in the country.

Masks will no longer be compulsory from 16 March 2022 in some companies, such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Heathrow airport. Although workers of some of the airlines will use measures such as face masks, they will not be able to wear them, it is not known at this stage what virus safety policies will be used at Heathrow Airport and Virgin Atlantic.

In the UK is not obligatory to wear a facemask on flights and is the first country to do away with facemasks on flights, as the small airline Jet2 did at the beginning of March. But British Airways is going to be the first global airline to remove all coronavirus-related restrictions.

It is true that the mandatory use of face masks will be implemented on flights if the destination in question requires it. Some countries still have travel or land restrictions, so travellers will need to wear a face mask throughout their stay in the country, as well as when entering and leaving it. In some countries, for example the United States, the facemask will only be required on the outbound and inbound flight, according to the current US transport regulations in force until 18 April 2022.

If you would like more information about the restrictions removed in the United Kingdom, please send us an email to comunicacion@feliu.biz and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

TRAVEL TO THE UNITED KINGDOM: FROM OCTOBER 1, ONLY WITH PASSPORT IN HAND

LAST DECEMBER 2020, AFTER THE END OF THE TRANSITION PERIOD, THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT REPORTED THAT THE ID WOULD NO LONGER BE VALID FOR ENTRY INTO THE COUNTRY.

From October 1, Spanish citizens who want to travel to the United Kingdom and have not been granted residency in the country will have to do it with a passport, since the ID will no longer be valid for entering into British territory.

Today’s blog post is going to talk about the British Government’s measures following the breakup with the European Union last December 2020.

Travel to the United Kingdom from October 1, 2021

As of October 1, Spanish citizens who wish to travel to the UK and who have not been granted residency in the country will need their passport in hand and their trip may not exceed a more than 6 months.

But, these measures are not exclusively for Spain since any citizen of the other united nations of the European Union, of the Single European Space and Switzerland will not be able to enter into the country without the Passport document.

Maximum stay of up to 6 months without visa

The British Embassy in Madrid has explained that Spanish citizens can travel to the United Kingdom for a maximum period of 6 months without needing to apply for a visa, as long as the purpose of the trip to the UK is for sightseeing, visiting family and friends, short-term study and business activities such as conferences.

When will I need to apply for a visa to travel to the UK?

Here are some of the reasons why it is necessary to apply for a visa to travel to the United Kingdom:

  • Visa for working: Any Spanish citizen wishing to travel to the United Kingdom in order to stay in the country to work must apply for a visa in accordance with the new immigration system.
  • Visa for students: Any Spanish student wishing to travel to the UK for the purpose of long-term studies will be required to apply for a student visa in order to remain in the country for the duration of their studies.

If you would like more information about how to apply your visa to travel into the United Kingdom, our specialized immigration advisors will be delighted to analyze your situation in a personalized way in order to finally obtain the requested visa.

Here is also the official website of the UK Government, in case you want to take a look at it.

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