Financial assistance during participation in employment promoting services

During participation in employment promoting services, you are paid the unemployment benefit to which you would be entitled as an unemployed jobseeker (labour market subsidy, basic unemployment allowance or earnings-related unemployment allowance).

In addition you can be granted a supplementary amount and compensation for expenses.

Basic or earnings-related unemployment allowance paid during participation in employment promoting services counts against the maximum limit for receiving unemployment allowance.

Unemployment benefits can in certain situations, during participation in employment promoting services, be paid even if the jobseeker would not qualify for the benefit in question when being unemployed. These situations include:

  • period without benefit
  • obligation of employment
  • qualifying period.

When you participate in employment promoting measures you will receive labour market subsidy without means-testing, so for instance your parents' income will not affect the labour market subsidy during that time.

Unemployment benefits are, during participation in employment promoting services, paid for all days, including those days when no services are arranged.

During participation in other services than education or training, jobseekers are not eligible for unemployment benefits during days of absence, unless the absence is due to

  • incapacity for work
  • illness of a child under the age of 10 years (a maximum of 4 days)
  • a job interview or an equivalent reason related to search for employment
  • carrying out of a public position of trust

If you are still unemployed when the employment promoting measure ends, you have to apply for the unemployment benefit again.