How to Apply for Unemployment Subsidy in Argentina - A Detailed Guide

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What is it?

The unemployment subsidy in Argentina is a financial assistance program aimed at providing temporary income support to unemployed workers. Managed by ANSES (Administración Nacional de la Seguridad Social), this subsidy helps individuals to meet their basic needs while they search for new employment opportunities.

Who needs it?

This service is essential for unemployed workers in Argentina who meet specific eligibility criteria, such as those who have been legally terminated from their jobs, are actively seeking new employment, and have contributed to the social security system for a minimum period specified by ANSES. This could include adults facing unexpected job loss, young professionals transitioning careers, or laid-off employees needing financial support while they find new jobs.


  1. Visit the official ANSES website and log in to your account using your CUIL (Código Único de Identificación Laboral).
  2. Navigate to the ‘Unemployment Insurance’ section.
  3. Complete the online application form with your personal and employment details.
  4. Upload the required documents as stated on the application page.
  5. Submit your application and wait for ANSES to process your request.
  6. Keep track of your application status through the ‘My ANSES’ portal or contact ANSES directly for updates.
  7. If approved, follow the instructions provided by ANSES to receive your subsidy payments.

Required documents

  • Copy of your DNI (Documento Nacional de Identidad).
  • Employment termination letter or certification from the employer.
  • Last three pay stubs or proof of contributions to social security.
  • Bank account information for receiving payments.
  • CUIL (Código Único de Identificación Laboral).
  • Proof of active job search (if applicable).
  • Obtain the DNI from the Registro Nacional de las Personas.
  • Request termination letters from your former employer.
  • Gather pay stubs from your personal or HR records.

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Additional details

  • Ensure all documents are clear and legible to avoid delays.
  • Applicants must be registered in the ANSES social security system.
  • The subsidy amount and duration vary based on individual circumstances.
  • ANSES may request additional documentation or information during the review process.
  • Keep a personal record of all submitted documents and correspondence with ANSES.


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