Social safety nets are important complements to unemployment benefits. Net replacement rates resulting from 2010 policy parameters, in percent. Notes: See Table 1 for calculation details. “Social assistance” refers to minimum-income transfers. In the United States it also includes the value of a near-cash benefit (“Food Stamps”). Housing-related cash benefits are those intended to cover rent, utilities and associated housing-related expenses. Benefits shown are the maximum amounts to which a family may typically be entitled if there is no other income. Source: OECD tax-benefit models (http://www.oecd.org/els/social/workincentives).