Up to 31 December 2022, it will continue to be sufficient if at least 10 percent of the employees in businesses have a loss of working hours of more than
10 percent. In addition, the building up of negative working hours balances will be dispensed with. These facilitations of access also cover businesses which from
1 October 2022 have to register short-time work for the first time or have to re-register short-time work after an interruption of at least three months.
The following remains unchanged: The social insurance contributions for the lost working hours will be reimbursed at a rate of 50% up to July 2023 at the latest, if the short-time working is combined with occupational further training that meets certain conditions.
The most important information on short-term working benefit and on eligibility during short-time working is compiled on the sites of the Federal Employment Agency:
Corona virus: Information for companies regarding short-time allowance (Available in German)
Support for further training (Available in German)
Overview of the regulations in general
|Most recent time limit: up to 30 June 2022||From 1 July 2022|
|Benefit duration||Up to 28 months, until 30 June 2022 at the latest.||Up to 12 months|
From the 4th month of benefit:
From the 7th month of benefit:
60/67* percent of the lost net wages
*Employees with at least 1 child
|Mini-job||Additional earnings from minor employment remain exempt||Additional earnings from minor employment that is commenced during short-time working is not exempt|
|Temporary workers||Receipt of short-time working benefit possible||Receipt of short-time working benefit no longer possible|