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ESIC members can file claims to get unemployment benefit under ABKY: Labour ministry

Source | | PTI

New Delhi: The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) subscribers who lost their job due to the COVID-19 situation can claim unemployment relief of 50 per cent of wages under the Atal Bimit Kalyan Yojana. The ESIC has issued instructions for submission of claims by the affected workers to claim relief under recently expanded Atal Beemit Kalyan Yojana in which relief is to be paid to those members who lost their job, a labour ministry statement said on Thursday.

The claims to get the relief can be made online along with submission of the physical claim with an affidavit, photocopy of Aadhaar card and bank account details to the designated ESIC branch office by post or in person, it added.

The ESIC under the chairmanship of Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar has taken the decision to extend the scheme of Atal Beemit Kalyan Yojana for another one year i.e. from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, the statement said.

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