If your company has to permanently reduce jobs, for example if a department has to be closed for economic reasons, you may be entitled to transfer short-time allowance. The employees affected by the permanent loss of work are grouped together in a company organisational unit. You can receive transfer short-time allowance for these employees. As the employer or transfer company, you apply for, pay, and settle the transfer short-time allowance. This means that you pay the wages and salaries of your employees in advance. Your employees do not have to do anything. The transfer short-time allowance is settled monthly in arrears with the Federal Employment Agency at the location of the payroll office and paid to you retroactively. The amount of the transfer short-time allowance depends on the respective income of your employees: 60 percent of the lost net wage for employees without a child in the household 67 percent of the lost net wage for employees with at least one child in the household. You will receive the transfer short-time allowance at the earliest from the calendar month in which the notification of the loss of work was received by the Employment Agency, and for a maximum of 12 months. However, you cannot receive transfer short-time allowance at the same time as short-time allowance or seasonal short-time allowance. Before you can receive transfer short-time allowance, you may have received support for participation in a transfer measure. Transfer short-time allowance and support for transfer measures can be coordinated with each other in a sensible manner. Ask your employment agency for advice on this.