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Indigenous Community Entitled to Unemployment Insurance in Mexico City

In order to access the insurance, the interested parties must be registered at the stop of the Ministry of Rural Development and Equity for Communities
By The News · 27 of July 2017 09:50:39
Aerial view of Mexico City, No available, photo: Flickr/Héctor Sánchez

People belonging to ethnic or indigenous communities and who are unemployed can now apply for unemployment insurance at the Mexico City Department of Labor.

In order to access the insurance, the interested parties must be registered at the stop of the Rural Development and Equity for Communities Secretariat (Sederec) and be in possession of their credentials.

In addition, they must be residents of Mexico City, over 18 years of age and comply with the training activities provided by the Labor and Employment Promotion Secretariat.

Among the documents that must be submitted is the evidence that justifies the unemployment situation, duly validated by Sederec.

Proof of residence in Mexico City must be valid for no more than three months to the application, which can be a receipt of the telephone service, electricity, property tax, water, natural gas or television fee.

During 2016 and so far this year, 3,100 insurances benefits have been given to people beloning to ethnic groups including Chatino, Tlahuica, Teneek, Mam, Mixe, Tzetzal, Tzotzil, otoTnaco, Popoloca, Purépecha, Mazahua , Triqui Mazateco, Mixtec, Náhuatl, Zapotec and Otomi.

The insurance is for 2,264 pesos ($128.3) for six months.