Can I authorise someone else to manage my affairs with the unemployment fund?

Sometimes you need help with managing your affairs. That is not a problem. We just need authorisation from you. The easiest way is to make a power of attorney.

Managing affairs at the unemployment fund

Normally, only you can manage your affairs with the unemployment fund. Without a specific authorisation or legal status, no one can make applications or claims, or sign appeals on your behalf.

In addition, no one else can be heard in matters regarding your income protection, and all decisions will be delivered only to you.

In some cases, the so-called right to speak can also be given to someone other than you. For example, a legal guardian of a legally incompetent person has the legal right to manage matters with the unemployment fund. In addition, a death estate and the administrator of an estate have the right to manage a deceased person’s daily allowance matters. In such cases, we will ask for documents to demonstrate their status.

Guardians of a minor do not have a statutory right to manage the unemployment allowance matters of their underaged child. Similarly, marriage does not give you authorisation to manage the affairs of your spouse with an unemployment fund. 

Power of attorney

If you wish, you can use a representative to manage your affairs with the unemployment fund. The representative can be any person that you nominate. You must specifically authorise a representative to manage your affairs. You can do this with a power of attorney.

If your representative is a lawyer or a public legal counsellor, no power of attorney is usually required.

When you deal with us over the phone, you can give verbal authorisation to someone else to manage your affairs during the phone call.

You can also use an assistant to manage your affairs. In this case, the person you choose will help you submit an application for daily allowance or an appeal, but you will sign the documents yourself. We do not need a power of attorney for this. However, this means that an assistant without a power of attorney cannot manage your affairs in your name. For example, we cannot give such an assistant any information about you.

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