Questions tagged [unemployment-benefits]

Questions regarding payments and other benefits obtainable by people out of work.

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tips for blue card appointment Berlin

Currently, I am working in Berlin with a Blue card since almost 1 year. 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 ...
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Unemployment benefits for EU blue card holders in Germany

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. ...
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Short-Term Contract in Germany, entitled to unemployment benefits after it ends?

I searched the unemployment questions and didn't find anything quite like what I'm asking, so here goes. I am a non-EU citizen (American, if that matters), and I moved to Germany with my German ...
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Blue card state for unemployed person

I am a BlueCard holder for 32 months in Germany. I lost my job in the 29th month and registered on Arbeitsagentur immediatelly. Now I want to clarify 3 cases. How long can I stay in Germany maximum ...
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Contract ended during probation on EU blue card

Just 5 days before my probation (6 months) ended, I was informed by email from my boss (a university professor) that he will terminate my contract by the end of September (7 months in total). ...
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I'm leaving Germany for 5 months on Erasmus exchange, how can I have unemployment benefits and insurance paid?

My contract will be over in February, because I will move to Portugal to begin my ERASMUS mobility. I need to know how can I receive unemployment benefits (I will have worked on a contract for 24 ...
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Unemployment with Blue card in Germany

I'm a Blue Card holder in Germany since October 2018, when I started working. In 2019 I switched my employer without problems. Unfortunately, in March of this year I was told my contract would be ...
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US-citizens unemployment-benefits Virginia while visiting aboard

I am a US citizen who has been on Qatar since January 2018 on Visitor Visa till today July/7/2020. I was staying in Qatar to visit family and complete an online master program. During this time I ...
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How can I file for unemployment as a US citizen living abroad?

I am a US citizen and was working as US expat for an NGO based in Rockville, MD. All my taxes are paid to US and up to date with IRS. I was terminated right before Covid-19 outbreak. I am still stuck ...
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Does pole emploi register your name if you only have récépissé

Does pole emploi register your name if you only have récépissé?
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Which European states require you to physically report in for unemployment?

In some states in the world, collecting unemployment benefits (assuming you're at all eligible for them) requires physically reporting in to some government office / employment service bureau - on a ...
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Unemployment benefit

I am a US citizen, quit my US job and moved out of US and been living out for about 10 years, can I go back to US and can I claim unemployment till I find a job there.
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Unemployment benefits for a limited residence permit holder in Germany

My wife joined me in Germany last month. I tried to search online whether she is entitled for unemployment benefit but I got a mixture of opinions. She joined me via the family reunification route. ...
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H1B grace period and beginning new employment

Here is my condition right now, I was employed until I got laid off last week, so my 60-day grace period begun on May 30th, 2018. I, however, had a new job offer during the layoff and they are in the ...
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Transferring unemployment benefit for spouse of EU citizen

I am an EU citizen, but my spouse is not. We are both resident in one EU country and will be moving to another one because I got a new job there. The work contract of my spouse has ended recently (...
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Unemployment benefits for skilled migrants in the Netherlands?

I'm a skilled migrant working in the NL with a non-EU citizenship. My 2-year contract is about to expire; I'll be extending my residence for an "orientation year". I understand I should be eligible ...
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Losing my job in Germany - Do I have to register as unemployed or can I self-fund?

I work for a company in Germany which is shutting down soon, and my employment will cease in about 6 weeks. I fully intend to find another job ASAP and have started applying already. Do I have to ...
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I am on a "befristete Aufenthaltserlaubnis" but have paid Arbeitslosenversicherung for 1 year. Can I claim Arbeitslosengeld I?

My current Aufenthaltserlaubnis gives me unrestricted access to the job market, but it is befristet and expires in 3 years. There is nothing on it that states I have no access to state funds, unlike ...
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How are unemployment benefits working in Austria?

I'm an Italian citizen living in Austria. I know that after 52 weeks of working there is a right to some unemployment benefits, but for how long and for how much money? And what happens if I leave ...
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Can I still collect unemployment benefits from an EU country if I move to another EU country?

Let's assume I'm working in Austria and I get fired. If I move to another european country, will I continue to perceive my unemployment money?
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Will US Unemployment benefits help me if I'm living abroad?

As a US Citizen living in Mexico, I continue to have Unemployment insurance deducted from my paycheck. Can I actually receive unemployment benefits if I were to lose my job for a covered reason, even ...
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