Latvia may introduce an unemployed persons aid benefit. This support would be paid if a person fails to find a job after the end of the period of payments of unemployment benefits.
This solution was discussed during a meeting of the government work group for support of entrepreneurship and the employed on Wednesday, 15 April.
It is expected that an insured person who receives unemployed person benefit in accordance with the Law on Unemployment Insurance will have the right to request additional unemployed aid benefit if they fail to find a job after the end of the period of time when they are paid unemployed person benefits. The amount to be paid is not known yet – discussions will continue.