I started my Blue Card job in Berlin a year ago. Now, I am changing my job. I applied for an appointment at the immigration office on 8th June. I was supposed to start my new job on 15 August 2022. However, I have still not received an appointment.
Hence, my new company has sent me a new contract. They are saying that since I have not received an appointment yet, I should postpone my starting date to 15 September. This means that I will be jobless for around a month. I cannot stay at my current job after 14 August 2022.
In this case, can I apply for some sort of unemployment benefits? Considering that I will be jobless because of the state's slow processing times and not because of my own fault. I am a non-EU citizen.
I emailed a job center to ask this. However, I don't fully understand their answer.
You can apply for benefits according to SGB II, but then your requirements for the Blue Card are no longer met.
The Foreigners' Registration Office makes all decisions in this regard.
You must contact the Foreigners' Registration Office in order to find a solution for the period in which you are not working.
With an application for benefits in the jobcenter, the prerequisite for the blue card is clarified.
We must inform the Foreigners' Registration Office of this
Benefits from the jobcentre can only be granted with a Blue Card if the need is not covered by the income from work.
Does this mean I am not eligible because I earn enough to have a Blue Card? Or because I am not an EU-Citizen?