Heads of household, who are registering under Part 1 of the Unemployment Register and are thus, actively seeking employment, may be entitled to Unemployment Assistance.
The claimant must be registering for work under the Part 1 register, and must satisfy the means and the capital resources test.
In order to apply for Unemployment Assistance, the person must fill in the application form, which can be obtained from any local Social Security District Office. Once completed, the form must be returned to the same office.
If separated, contract of separation
Back office process
Once a claim is received, it is verified and income tests are carried out to establish whether the applicant is entitled to benefit or not. Where payment is due, the claim is referred for payment and the claimant is informed of the details of payment. When the claim is rejected, the claimant is informed accordingly in writing.
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How to apply?
You can call at any Social Security Office (view list here
) and apply there.
Alternatively, you can download the application as indicated below:
Once you complete the application and you have all the required documents, you can send it by post to:
Department of Social Security
Non Contributory Benefits Section
38, Ordnance Street,
Valletta VLT 2000
Alternatively, you can also drop it off at your nearest Social Security Office.