Assedic: calculation of unemployment benefits

Assedic: calculation of unemployment benefits

How Pôle Emploi (formerly ASSEDIC) calculates the amount of unemployment benefits and the duration of payment of benefits. The criteria taken into account, the required conditions and applicable rules, including the contribution period.


The reference periods

Until 2009, the ASSEDIC (now Pôle Emploi) were accounting the number of days that the job seeker had contributed to the plan during the period preceding the termination of the employment contract. The compensation period varied that of the reference period.

The calculation of the compensation period is simpler today.

Over the 28 months prior to registering for job center,

  • if you have worked and contributed less than four months, you are not entitled to unemployment benefits,
  • if you worked from four months to two years, your benefit period is equal to your contribution period
  • if you worked more than two years, your benefit duration is two years.

See our article on unemployment benefit durations

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The required conditions

Several conditions are required to receive the AER (allocation of re-employment or unemployment benefit).

  • Not having voluntarily left his employment. An employee who voluntarily leaves his last job (or penultimate if the latter lasted less than three months) can not perceive the AER. Unless it is in the case of resignations "legitimate". After four months, he may also request a review of job center staff cases.
  • Being physically fit to perform a job. In case of illness, unemployment benefit is normally replaced by a daily allowance paid by Medicare
  • Being registered as seeking employment or training approved by Pôle Emploi
  • Search permanent paid employment.
  • Not having reached the retirement age. (See Gradual increase the legal age of retirement). If the unemployed person does not total the number of quarters of activities to collect a full pension, allowances paid to him until that number is reached, and at the latest until five years after the legal age of retirement (67 years in the general case).

The reference salary

This is the gross amount of all remuneration (salary, benefits in kind etc.), reduced to a daily amount.

The reference daily wages (SJR) is limited to four times the amount of the social security ceiling.

How to calculate its unemployment

The gross amount of unemployment benefit is equal to the higher of the two sums:

  • 57% of SJR or
  • 40.4% of SJR + € 11,84 per day.

Floor and Ceiling

Warning: the gross daily allowance may not be less than 28.86 euros (20.67 € for the AREF), or more than 75% of RLS.

The start of compensation

The payment of benefits is deferred after deadlines "deficiency".

  • A lack "paid vacation"Corresponding to paid days off and not taken,
  • A lack "severance pay" corresponding to payments made by the employer in addition to statutory compensation

In all cases, job center also applies a fixed period of seven days.

See Waiting periods for unemployment benefits

See our record unemployment

  • How to register as unemployed
  • Unemployment Compensation: the reference periods
  • Unemployment Compensation: the required conditions
  • Unemployment compensation beginning and waiting periods
  • Unemployment Compensation: Compensation period
  • Unemployment: calculation of the reference daily wage
  • Unemployment Compensation: amount AER
  • Unemployment Compensation: readmission and human balance

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