Transfer short-time allowance; application

If your company has to permanently reduce its workforce due to restructuring, you can receive temporary transfer short-time allowance for these employees, which partially compensates for the loss of earnings during this time and supports the search for new employment.

Description

Prerequisites

Minimum requirements:

  • In order to receive transfer short-time allowance, you must first complete transfer counseling with the Employment Agency.

Company requirements:

  • Because of changes in your business, you must reduce jobs.
  • The job losses in your company are permanent and unavoidable.
  • You have reported the job loss to your employment agency (notification of job loss in an organizationally independent unit).
  • The affected workers are being looked after in an organizational unit (transfer company).
  • The support provided to the employees is documented (TransferMappe).
  • You support your employees with suitable placement proposals and qualification measures.

Personal requirements:

  • Your employees are at risk of unemployment and have registered as jobseekers.
  • There is still an employment relationship subject to compulsory insurance.
  • Your employees are not excluded from receiving short-time allowance.
  • Your employees have usually already participated in a measure to determine their integration prospects, such as a job application seminar or further qualification.
  • Your workers are actively participating in job placement.

Further requirements:

The transfer short-time allowance must not be used to subsequently re-employ the affected persons in your business, company or group.

Procedure

You can apply for transfer short-time allowance in writing and online. The procedure is multi-step. First, you contact your employment agency for a transfer consultation. Then you indicate the loss of work, then you submit the application.

  • You take up a transfer consultation with your employment agency.
  • You conclude a social plan reconciliation of interests.
  • You announce to your employees the transfer to a transfer company and the receipt of transfer short-time allowance. A works agreement is often concluded with the works council for this purpose. If there is no works council, you must obtain the consent of all employees who will be affected.
  • You report your loss of jobs in writing to your employment agency (form: Notification of loss of work in an organizationally independent unit).
  • The Employment Agency will examine the notification and decide whether transfer short-time allowance can be granted.
  • They calculate the wage and salary payments and the transfer short-time allowance on a monthly basis.
  • You pay the transfer short-time allowance to your employees and pay the social security contributions.
  • You apply retroactively each month for reimbursement of the transfer short-time allowance at your employment agency office (application for transfer short-time allowance and payroll list).
  • The Employment Agency will check the application and the settlement list, and approved transfer short-time allowance will be transferred. You will receive a written notification of this.
  • Your settled reference periods will be finally checked after the end of your receipt of transfer short-time allowance.

If you want to apply for transfer short-time allowance online:

  • You submit the notification of loss of work, the application for transfer short-time allowance and, if applicable, other documents via the UploadService. "Transferkurzarbeitergeld" of the Federal Employment Agency.
  • The remaining procedural steps correspond to the written procedure.

Deadlines

You must apply for transfer short-time allowance within 3 months of the end of the calendar month for which you wish to apply for transfer short-time allowance.

Processing time

Your notification or application will usually be processed within 15 working days. (0 to 15 working days)

Required documents

  • Required Documents

    • Notification of loss of work, in addition:
      • If applicable, works agreement with the works council on transfer short-time work
      • If applicable, statement by the works council
      • If applicable, copy of applicable collective agreement(s)
      • Social plan, reconciliation of interests
      • Sample contract for employees
      • Certification of transfer company
    • Application for transfer short-time allowance, in addition:
      • Settlement list for transfer short-time allowance - Attachment to application for benefits

    If necessary, further required documents will be requested by your employment agency.

Forms

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag Transferkurzarbeitergeld
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Abrechnungsliste Transferkurzarbeitergeld
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Online procedures

Fees

  • Fee: none

Remedy

  • Objection
  • Action before the social court

Status:09.05.2023

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