The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has extended the ‘Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana’ till June 30, 2022, in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Earlier, the ESIC had relaxed the eligibility conditions and enhanced the relief amount under Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana which extends financial allowance in case of job loss.
“It has been decided to extend the Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana for the period July 1, 2021,zr to June 30, 2022, with the relaxed eligibility conditions and enhanced rate of relief notified in the Gazette of India,” according to an ESIC notification.
An unemployed person can get this allowance for three months wherein he can claim 50% of the average salary. The claim can be made only after 30 days of becoming unemployed.
Employees, who have subscribed to ESIC schemes, can apply for this allowance by visiting any of the ESIC branch offices. The ESIC on successful verification will send the amount to the bank account of the applicant.
Employees of a private company who contributed to PF and ESI and eligible for this allowance in case of job loss. Those holding the ESI card can also benefit from the scheme. Employees, whose monthly income is more than Rs 21,000 are, however, not eligible for the scheme
The Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana application form can be downloaded from the ESIC website. Submit the duly filled form, along with the notary’s affidavit In this, in the nearest ESI office.
It is important to note that if the job loss is due to the bad conduct of the employee, the benefit will not be available. Those who have taken voluntary retirement and those with criminal cases registered against them are also ineligible for this allowance under the employee insurance scheme.
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