Who is entitled to mobility allowance?
You may receive mobility allowance, if you are entitled to earnings-related daily allowance and take on a full-time job lasting at least 2 months and it will take you, on average, more than 3 hours each day to get to work and back, or you move to a house a similar distance away in order to start a job or job-related training.
We can also pay you mobility allowance if you are entitled to earnings-related daily allowance and accept a part-time job lasting at least 2 months and the total commuting time is, on average, more than 2 hours each day.
Temporary change to the law
Thanks to the temporary change to the law, the commuting time has now been reduced to two hours. The temporary change to the law is valid from 12 June 2020 to 30 September 2021.
The mobility allowance is intended for people who start a new job after unemployment. This is why it cannot be granted if you switch directly from one job to another. What this means in practice is that we cannot grant you mobility allowance if you are not registered as an unemployed jobseeker with the TE Office and have not applied for earnings-related daily allowance prior to starting your new job.
However, applying for the daily allowance is not enough: we cannot grant you mobility allowance if you quit your full-time job and start a new full-time job the next day, because in this case, you are not entitled to earnings-related daily allowance when your new job starts.
However, if you work part-time, have applied for adjusted daily allowance and switch directly to another part-time or full-time job, we can grant you mobility allowance. In this case, you were entitled to earnings-related daily allowance at the time of starting your new job.