July 15th, 2020


Integrate and establish the measures for the operation and delivery of the benefit derived from the unemployment protection mechanism and the partial and temporary modification of article 12 of Law 1636 of 2013, contemplated in article 3 of Decree 770 of 2020.

Scope of application 

This Resolution applies to: 

  • Unemployed dependent employees or independent contractors,  contributors of category A and B, who apply for the emergency subsidy, who do not effectively receive an old-age, disability or survivors pension and who have made contributions to a Family Compensation Bureau for a continuous or discontinuous year in the last 5 years.
  • Family Compensation Bureaus 
  • Public Employment Service Unit 

Modification of the benefit derived from the unemployment protection mechanism

According to article 6 of Decree 488 of 2020 and article 3 of Decree 770 of 2020, unemployed people who apply for the benefits indicated therein and subject to the resource availability, will be entitled to:

a.    Contributions to the Social Security System in Health and Pensions, calculated on a minimum monthly legal wage during a period of 3 months. If deemed appropriate, higher contributions can be made to the Pensions System by the unemployed assuming the difference with his or her own financial resources.   

b.    Access to the family allowance fee under the conditions established by current applicable law for a period of 3 months.

c.    A transfer of two minimum monthly legal wages divided into three equal monthly instalments, according to the needs and consumption priorities of each beneficiary. 

People who are already receiving the benefits of the Solidarity Fund to Promote Employment and Protect Unemployed - FOSFEC, will continue to receive them under the same conditions in which they were granted.

Modification of the requirements to be entitled to the economic benefit

The unemployed who apply to receive the benefit must submit the following documentation to the last Family Compensation Bureau to which they were affiliated:

  1. Certificate on termination of employment agreement for employees or lack of income for contractors
  2. Fill out electronically the Application Form to the Unemployment Protection Mechanism 

The family Compensation Bureau will review the contribution requirement, as well as the applicant category based on its databases.  

During the Emergency, for the payment of the family allowance fee there is no need to provide the study certificates. 

Decision on the recognition of the economic benefit 

The Family Compensation Bureaus will continue to apply the procedure established in Article 11 of Law 1363 of 2013 and Decree 1072 of 2015.

Payment of contributions to Social Security in Health and Pensions 

The Family Compensation Bureaus will pay the benefits of contribution to Health, Pension, and the Monetary Fee under the terms of article of Decree 1072 of 2015.

The emergency financial transfer will be disbursed during the 5 working days following the designation as beneficiary through the most expeditious means found by the Family Compensation Bureau.

Closing of reception of applications 

The Family Compensation Bureaus may close the reception of applications due to the insufficient resources projected compared to the number of effective applicants and when the resources are fully committed against the budget allocation of the FOSFEC´ economic benefits account.


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