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European Union and unemployment insurance
If you live in one member country and work in another, but you return to the country of residence less frequently than once a week (i.e. you do not qualify as a cross-border worker) you have got two options when you are made unemployed:
- you apply for the benefit in the country where you last worked or
- you return to the country of residence, start looking for a job and apply for the benefit there.
When a cross-border worker has been made unemployed she/he has to go to the employment services in the country of residence to apply for the benefit there. In that case she/he has to fully comply with organised checking procedures of the country of residence. As an additional step she/he may register as unemployed with the employment services of the last country of employment.
Information about social security and unemployment insurance benefit schemes is available in the MISSOC database and the tables.
How the unemployment insurance period is calculated when the decision for grant of the unemployment insurance benefit is made?
When making the decision for grant of the unemployment insurance benefit all completed unemployment insurance periods in other member countries shall be taken into consideration. The unemployment insurance periods completed in different countries shall be aggregated.
What kind of salary is taken as the basis for the calculation of the benefit?
According to the provisions of the national legal acts every member country decides individually who is entitled to the benefit, how much is paid and for how long.
Application of the U1 form on unemployment insurance periods completed in Estonia
A U1 form on Estonian unemployment insurance periods can be obtained from the Unemployment Insurance Fund upon your application. You can fill in an electronic form or a printout.