When am I entitled to additional days?

When you are approaching the retirement age you may be entitled to additional days. Then we can pay the earnings-related daily allowance after the expiration of the maximum period until the end of the calendar month in which you turn 65.

The entitlement to additional days depends on your year of birth and on when your maximum period is up. You may be entitled to additional days, if

  1. You were born in 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953 or 1954 and reach the age of 59 before exhausting the maximum period
  2. You were born in 1955 or 1956 and reach the age of 60 before exhausting the maximum period
  3. You were born in 1957 or later and reach the age of 61 before exhausting the maximum period.

Furthermore, it is required that you have been working for at least five years during the past 20 years.

We will see to it that you will not miss the additional days. When your maximum period is up, we will automatically check your entitlement to additional days. Keep your job-seeking valid at the TE Office and apply for daily allowance as per normal. If you are entitled to additional days, but you do not keep applying, we will contact you and let you know.

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