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A hole in the budget: Ukrainians are massively complaining about delays in unemployment benefits

Already in June, money for unemployed in Ukraine may end / telegraf.com.ua

In Ukraine, unemployment benefits are delayed, which can be made without leaving your home.

At the same time, people complain that payments are delayed by the deadlines, and during quarantine they have to go to the Employment Centers to check in.

The Employment Service acknowledged delays in payments and promised that the funds should reach the recipients by Monday, Strana.ua writes.

According to the member of the Supervisory Board Unemployment fund Deputy Head of the Federation of Trade Unions Alexander Shubin, the number of unemployed since the beginning of quarantine has increased, so 1.3 billion hryvnias allocated from the state budget were not enough.

Read also The Employment Service told how the ranks of unemployed are growing in Ukraine. He specified that in mid-April, income from ERUs to the Fund fell sharply - minus 800 million hryvnias: "That is, in fact the" extra "funds amounted to not 1.3 billion, but only 500 million. In this case, there were record box office gaps. The daily income of funds is about 30 million hryvnias, and expenses - 82 million, that is, the cash gap is more 05 million per day. The situation is definitely difficult. The state employment service switched to daily monitoring of the state of affairs in the regions. As soon as money enters her accounts, they are immediately transferred to regional employment centers and should be sent to recipients. If this doesn’t happen in any region, it’s an internal failure, an emergency, and then you need to figure it out. "

According to Shubin, money for payments the unemployment fund will have enough for the first half of the year, that is, until the end of June (actually another month and a half). And what will happen next depends on the economic situation in the country.

Read also Millions of unemployed: the expert evaluated the results of quarantine

Recall that earlier Prime Minister Denis Shmygal announced that unemployment is expected to increase in Ukraine by the end of the 2020 of the year to 9.4%.

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