Loss of entitlement

Make sure you understand the rules and your obligations as a job-seeker.  If you break the rules or fail to comply with them, you run the risk of losing your right to benefit payments for a period of time. This will happen, for example, in the following cases.

  •          If you refuse to take part in remedial measures (courses, etc.).
  •          If you go abroad without telling the Vinnumálastofnun in advance.
  •          If you are pursuing a course of studies.
  •          If you do not meet the attendance requirements in remedial measures.
  •          If you yourself decide to resign (leave your job).
  •          If you cannot be contacted.

See www.vinnumalastofnun.is under the section on Unemployment benefit – Waiting periods and penalties.

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