Processing of application

After applying for unemployment benefit online, you have two weeks in which to submit the following documents, as appropriate:

  • A certificate from your last employer
  • Reasons why you lost your job / Notice of termination – This is needed unless you lost your job because of cutbacks/structural changes at the company, or you were only on a temporary employment contract.
  • A certificate of your working capacity (stating what types of work you can do) if you do not have full working capacity.
  • A certificate from your school/university/college stating that you have finished your studies, or when your study periods begin and end.
  • A certificate from your school/university/college stating what proportion of full-time studies you are taking, with your time-table.
  • A certificate from the Maternity/Paternity Leave Fund.
  • Copies of your two last pay-slips (if your job proportion has been reduced).
  • An U1 certificate if you have been working abroad and want to have this work counted in the assessment of your right to receive unemployment benefit. 

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