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Name: Unemployment Insurance Law 1369/6/26 (September 1990)
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Subject(s): Unemployment benefit
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1990
Entry into force:
ISN: IRN-1990-L-72341
Bibliography: Social Security Law of the Islamic Republic of Iran (English translation), International Affairs Department, Social Security Organization, Islamic Republic of Iran, pp. 78-86
Unofficial English translation Unofficial English translation Social Security Organization, Tehran, Islamic Republic Of Iran PDF PDF (consulted on 2010-08-03)
Abstract/Citation: Provides unemployment benefit for persons who lose their employment through no fault of thier own and who have contributed to the insurance fund for at least six months. Retired persons or persons who are totally disabled, the self-employed and the voluntarily insured, and foreigners residing in Iran are not covered by the Law. In relation to contribution period, the benefit shall be:
6-24 months: 6 months benefit (single); 12 months (with dependents)
25-120 months: 12 months benefit (single); 18 months (with dependents)
121-180 months: 18 months benefit (single); 26 months (with dependents)
181-240 months: 26 months benefit (single); 36 months (with dependents)
more than 241 months: 36 months benefit (single); 50 months (with dependents) (maximum)

Benefit shall be 55% of average daily wage or salary in last 90 days of employment. This amount shall be increased by 10% for each dependent, for a maximum benefit of no more than 80% of the base wage.

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