Do you have the right to unemployment benefits?
To be eligible for unemployment benefits (a-kassa), you must meet certain conditions.
You must have worked for at least 6 months
In order to receive unemployment benefits (a-kassa), you must, before becoming unemployed, meet one of the following conditions:
- In the past year, you have worked for at least 6 months with a minimum of 60 hours per month.
- In the past year, you have worked for at least 420 hours over 6 consecutive months with a minimum of 40 hours each month.
If, for example, you have been on parental leave, sick, or studying full-time in the past year, we can sometimes consider work you had further back in time.
Have you had unemployment benefits before?
If you have previously received unemployment benefits and still have days left, you may, in some cases, use them. To be able to use your days, it must not have been more than a year since you last received unemployment benefits.
If it has been more than a year, you must meet a new work requirement and reapply for unemployment benefits. However, if, for example, you have been on parental leave, sick, or studying full-time, you may, in some cases, be able to use the days you have left even if more than a year has passed. Contact us, and we can provide more information.
Studies, work, parental leave, and illness affect your compensation
If you want to take a course, get part-time work, take parental leave, or go on sickleave, it can affect your eligibility for unemployment benefits.