If your company has to permanently cut jobs, for example if a department has to be closed for economic reasons, you may be entitled to transfer short-time allowance. The employees affected by the permanent loss of work are grouped together in a company organizational unit. You can receive transfer short-time allowance for these employees.
As the employer or transfer company, you apply for, pay and settle the transfer short-time allowance. This means that you initially pay the wages and salaries of your employees in advance. Your employees do not have to do anything.
The transfer short-time allowance is settled monthly in arrears with the Federal Employment Agency at the payroll office and paid to you retroactively.
The amount of the transfer short-time allowance depends on the respective income of your employees:
- 60 percent of the net lost wages for employees without a child in the household
- 67 percent of the lost net wage for employees with at least one child in the household.
You will receive the transfer short-time allowance
- at the earliest from the calendar month in which the notification of the loss of work was received by the Employment Agency, and
- for a maximum of 12 months.
However, you cannot receive transfer short-time allowance at the same time as short-time allowance or seasonal short-time allowance.
Before you can receive transfer short-time allowance, you may be eligible for support for participation in a transfer measure. It makes sense to coordinate transfer short-time allowance and support for transfer measures. Ask your employment agency for advice on this.