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Unemployment insurance benefit


Lisatud 27.10.2013 | Uuendatud 21.01.2020

You have the right to receive unemployment insurance benefits if:

  • you are registered as unemployed;
  • your unemployment insurance period is at least 12 months during the 36 months before registration as unemployed;
  • you are involuntarily unemployed.

You do not have the right to receive an unemployment insurance benefit if your last employment or service relationship was terminated:

  • at the initiative of the employee or the official (except cancellation of employment contract by employee due to a fundamental breach of the employer's obligation or when an employer fails to provide an employee with work);
  • through the employee’s or the official’s fault;
  • by agreement of the parties.


Unemployment insurance period

Unemployment insurance period is a period for which an insured person receives salary for working on the basis of a contract of employment or for engagement in public service, if an unemployment insurance premium is required to be withheld from such payments.


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