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. You can not, however, register retrospectively, for example, for the previous day. Earnings-related allowance can only be paid during days in which you are registered at the TE Office.
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:
Earnings-related allowance can be paid during a lay-off if your working hours do not exceed 80% of the maximum working hours in your industry. During lay-offs working hours are calculated per calendar week. This means that if your working hours exceed the 80% limit during a calendar week, you can not receive allowance for that week.
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.