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The Presidents Club International (TPCI) can be your “one-stop shop” to help with your day-to-day life in Spain. We’re here to help you, FREE of charge, no matter whether you’re a President of a community, an owner, a tenant or just a tourist visiting the area. Our original intention was to provide a service to community Presidents on the Costa del Sol, to help with, the sometimes complicated, management and legal obligations of running their communities. However, it soon became evident that residents, non-residents, owners, tenants and tourists alike, would benefit from TPCI membership.

25 February 2016 @ 18:55

Being unemployed is not the best case scenario, but here are some situations you should know:

1. If you are living in Spain, but didn’t pay into the system and currently don´t have a job, you can still register as unemployed. You will not get financial benefits, but it gives you the opportunity of being called for a job interview from the Employment Office and having access to training course and classes. Depending on your situation, if you have children and the income of the family is below the normal limit, financial benefits can be requested.

2. You have just been made redundant. For each year of payment into the Social Security you are allowed 4 months of unemployment benefit, for a maximum period of 5 years. The steps are: register as unemployed and if there are any jobs offers you might be called for interviews in the employment office.


The unemployment payment is done on the 10th of the month.


3. You have been working as self-employed. Until recently, autonomos would not receive any unemployment benefit. The law has changed and now, by paying extra a month into the social security you can benefit from unemployment if you decide to terminate your activity and you can´t continue trading. The period for receiving these benefits is the same, 4 months of unemployment for each 1 year of contribution.

If you would like to know more information you can give us a call and will be happy to assist.

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