Since October 1, 2021, your allowance, which you receive from Pôle emploi, may have been reduced. Several job seekers, registered since last fall, have had to face such a situation. The sums in question can range from a few tens to several hundred euros, indicates Mediapart who collected several testimonies from people whose allowances are thus reduced. Responses are still awaited.
Attached to the unemployment insurance reform, this thoughtful measure to further protect registrants ultimately has the opposite effect. She wanted to compensate for the possible inactivity of eleven months of confinements and curfews in 2020 and 2021, by automatically extending the “membership period” of all new registrants, that is to say by going further afield. in the professional past. As Mediapart reports, those under 53 must now provide pay slips for a maximum of 35 months, instead of 24. For those over 53, you can count up to 47 months, compared to 36.
“An illogical, unjust, inhuman side”
At 55, Jean-Daniel perceived a difference of almost 700 euros compared to a calculation over 36 months. The lowest wages record lesser gaps that are just as penalizing. Michèle, a 50-year-old, puts her loss at a few tens of euros. “I refuse to give them my payslips beyond 36 months. I was not full-time at the time and I know that will penalize me”, she specifies. She accuses Pôle Emploi of “an illogical, unfair, inhuman side. Without case by case”.
Pôle emploi confirmed the existence of this side effect with our colleagues. “As soon as a job seeker considers that such an extension of his period of affiliation is unfavorable to him, he can request the mediator of Pôle emploi in his region of registration”, informs the communication service. All of the people questioned by Mediapart have all appealed, so far in vain.
A page on the Pôle emploi site has since been updated informing recipients of their possibility of appealing to a mediator, “if this extension leads to a disadvantageous solution in [leur] case”. The Ministry of Labor affirms, for its part, that the rule would benefit more than it penalizes what is impossible to quantify.
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