Extended unemployment allowance

You may be eligible for an extension of the maximum payment period in the following situations:

Extended unemployment allowance for persons born between 1950 and 1954
If you were born between 1950 and 1954 and reach the age of 59 before exhausting your maximum payment period, you may be eligible for earnings-related allowance until the end of the month in which you reach the age of 65. You must also have been working for at least five years during the past 20 years.

Extended unemployment allowance for persons born between 1955 and 1956
If you were born between 1955 and 1956 and reach the age of 60 before exhausting your maximum payment period, you may be eligible for earnings-related allowance until the end of the month in which you reach the age of 65. You must also have been working for at least five years during the past 20 years.

Extended unemployment allowance for persons born in 1957 or later
If you were born in 1957 or later and reach the age of 61 before exhausting your maximum payment period, you may be paid earnings-related allowance until the end of the month in which you reach the age of 65. You must also have been working for at least five years during the past 20 years.


Claiming old-age pension at the age of 62

If you were born between 1950 and 1957 and wish to take early retirement, you can claim extended unemployment allowance and retire on an old-age pension at the age of 62, without an abatement of early retirement.
You are entitled to claim old-age pension if you meet the following conditions:

  • You were born between 1950 and 1957.
  • You have reached the age of 62.
  • You have claimed extended earnings-related allowance or basic unemployment allowance for at least one day during the month before your pension begins.

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