During a temporary lay-off, work and salary payments are interrupted until a certain date or for certain days or hours.
As soon as you are laid-off, register as a job-seeker via the TE Office’s online service. You will be registered immediately. It is not, however, possible to have this registration applied retrospectively to, for example, the previous day. Earnings-related allowance may be paid only for the period in which the registration is valid.
You can calculate the estimate for the earning allowance using the daily allowance calculator.
Instructions on how to claim the earnings-related allowance can be found here. If you are laid-off, remember the following
The earnings-related allowance may be paid during a lay-off period if the work is carried out for up to 80% of the maximum working time of the industry in question. If you have been laid-off, your working hours will be calculated in terms of calendar weeks. This means that if the 80% limit is exceeded during a calendar week, the payment of the daily allowance for that week will be blocked.
If you are laid-off in such a way that you are in work for part of a week or day, any work weeks with a minimum of 18 hours of work will be accumulated as a new earning daily allowance. When a total of 26 weeks of 18 hours a week work is accumulated, the earnings-related allowance payment period starts from scratch. The amount of the daily allowance is also recalculated unless the daily allowance has already been calculated once during the previous year. The non-remunerated personal liability period will also start from scratch at the beginning of the daily allowance period unless it has already been implemented once in the previous year.
If you resign/voluntarily terminate your contract, interrupting a lay-off period of at least 200 consecutive days, you will not be subject to a cooling off period. In this case, you will receive the appropriate compensation from your employer. You will not receive earnings-related allowance for this period and it does not accumulate as part of the 26 weeks of work.