Through communication no. 194/2015 (“the Communication”), the Italian social security body (“INPS”) has clarified the amendments made by Legislative Decrees no. 148/2015 and 150/2015, related to State funded unemployment benefits, called NASPI. The Communication explains the conditions required in order to apply for the NASPI, for certain kinds of employees such as seasonal employees, temporary agency workers, and employees working in the tourism sector. The Communication also highlights that Legislative Decree no. 148/2015 has abolished the article providing the maximum duration of 78 weeks for the NASPI granted in 2017. Therefore, for those employees dismissed from 1st January 2017, the NASPI may have a maximum duration of 24 months.