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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Applying for transfer short-time working allowance

Description

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 working allowance. The employees affected by the permanent absence from work are grouped together in a company organisational unit. For these employees you can receive transfer short-time working allowance.

As an employer or transfer company, you apply, pay and settle the transfer short-time working allowance. So you first make advance payments when paying wages and salaries to your employees. Your employees don't have to do anything.

The transfer short-time working allowance is settled monthly in arrears with the Federal Employment Agency at the registered office of the payroll office and paid to you retroactively.

The amount of the transfer short-time worker allowance depends on the respective income of your employees:

  • 60 percent of the lost net wage for employees without children 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 working 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 the transfer short-time working allowance at the same time as the short-time working allowance or the seasonal short-time working allowance.

Before you receive transfer short-time working allowance, a promotion of participation in a transfer measure can precede. The transfer short-time working allowance and the promotion of transfer measures can be sensibly coordinated. Seek advice from your employment agency.

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

  • You make use of a transfer consultation with your employment agency.
  • You conclude a social plan to reconcile interests.
  • You notify your employees of the transition to a transfer company and the receipt of transfer short-time working 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 absence from work in an independent unit for operational organisation).
  • The Employment Agency examines the notification and decides whether transfer short-time working allowance can be approved.
  • They calculate the wage and salary payments as well as the transfer short-time working allowance on a monthly basis.
  • You pay the transfer short-time working allowance to your employees and pay the social security contributions.
  • You apply monthly retroactively for reimbursement of the transfer short-time working allowance at your office of the Employment Agency (application for transfer short-time working allowance and payroll list).
  • The Employment Agency checks the application and the payroll list, approved transfer short-time working allowance is transferred. You will receive a written notification of this.
  • Your settled reference periods will be finally checked after the end of the receipt of transfer short-time working allowance.

If you want to apply for the Transferkurzarbeitergeld online:

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

Minimum requirements:

  • In order for you to receive transfer short-time working allowance, you must first carry out a transfer consultation with the Employment Agency.

Operational requirements:

  • Because of changes in your business, you have to cut jobs.
  • The job cuts in your company are permanent and unavoidable.
  • You have reported the loss of your job to your employment agency (notification of absence from work in an independent unit for operational purposes)
  • The affected workers are looked after in an organizational unit (transfer company).
  • The support of employees is documented (TransferMappe).
  • You support your employees with suitable placement proposals and qualification measures.

Personal requirements:

  • Their workers are threatened with 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 working allowance.
  • As a rule, their employees have already taken part in a measure to determine their integration prospects, such as an application seminar or further qualification.
  • Your workers are actively involved in job placement.

Further requirements:

The transfer short-time working allowance may not be used to subsequently employ the persons concerned again in your company, company or group.

  • Notification of loss of work, additionally:
    • If applicable, works agreement with the works council on transfer short-time working
    • where appropriate, opinion of the staff delegation
    • where applicable, copy of the applicable collective agreement(s)
    • Social plan, reconciliation of interests
    • Model contract for employees
    • Certification Transfer Company
  • Application for transfer short-time working allowance, additionally:
    • Payroll list for the transfer short-time working allowance – Annex to the claim for benefits

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

Before concluding the social plan or reconciliation of interests, you must seek transfer advice from the Employment Agency.

Forms available: Yes
Written form required: Yes
Informal application possible: No
Personal appearance required: No
Online services available: Yes

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)

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