When can I get earnings-related daily allowance?

There are a few important preconditions for receiving earnings-related daily allowance.

We can pay you earnings-related daily allowance, if

It is also required that

  • you have registered as an unemployed job-seeker at the TE Office

  • according to the labour policy statement there are no obstacles for the payment of the daily allowance

The TE Office will send the statement to us. It shows whether you are a job-seeker and whether you are unemployed.

Conditions and limitations concerning age

The purpose of unemployment benefits is to secure the economic opportunities for unemployed jobseekers to seek employment and improve their ability to enter or re-enter the labour market and to compensate for the economic losses caused by unemployment. Therefore, unemployment benefits are not suitable for minors or pensioners.

So we cannot pay earnings-related daily allowance if you have not reached the age of 18. Exceptionally, age is not an obstacle to the payment of earnings-related daily allowance if you have reached the age of 17 and have completed your compulsory education or have suspended your compulsory education as provided for in the Compulsory Education Act.

If you were born before 1965, we can pay you earnings-related daily allowance up to the end of the calendar month during which you reach the age of 65. If you were born in 1965 or after, we can pay you earnings-related daily allowance up to the end of the calendar month in which you reach the lowest retirement age referred to in the Employees Pensions Act. 

Exceptionally, age is not an obstacle to the payment of earnings-related daily allowance until the end of the calendar month in which you reach the age of 68, if you have been laid off or if your work is prevented due to reason equivalent to a lay-off.

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