Labour market subsidy
The labour market subsidy is money intended to support you while you are looking for work.
The benefit is intended for
- unemployed persons who enter the labour market for the first time or who have not worked long enough, i.e. do not meet the work requirement.
- unemployed persons who can no longer receive basic or earnings-related unemployment allowance since the maximum payment period for these benefits has been reached.
The labour market subsidy is means-tested, which means that the amount of the benefit is affected by your income as well as by your parents' income if you live with them in the same household.
There is a waiting period of 5 days in the labour market subsidy. The time period for receiving labour market subsidy is not limited.
Notice on coronavirus
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, some entitlement criteria for the unemployment benefits, such as waiting period, work requirement and unemployment benefits for self-employed persons, have been changed temporarily.
Summary of all the changes: Unemployment benefits during the coronavirus outbreak
Benefits that reduce the labour market subsidy
Any other social security benefits you may have are normally deducted from your labour market subsidy.