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Support for obtaining qualifications

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Lisatud 27.04.2016 | Uuendatud 28.04.2016

Documents evidencing a qualification are:

  • professional certificate
  • partial professional certificate
  • attestation of competence
  • certificate proving compliance with skills
  • certificate of competence

In cooperation with your consultant you agree on which, if any, proof of professional qualifications you will need in order to secure employment. Once it has been declared that support is needed to obtain a qualification, the fund pays the assessor of the qualification the costs accompanying the obtaining of the document (examination or pre-examination consultation fee or state fee).

We cover the costs accompanying the obtaining of the qualification by an unemployed person after their registration as unemployed is terminated if the reason for the termination is:

  • reaching retirement age or an early-retirement pension has been granted;
  • commencing employment or public service or another occupation;
  • participating in compulsory military service, alternative service or reserve service;
  • operating as a member of a management or supervisory body or as a sole proprietor or as a spouse participating in the activity of the sole proprietor's company;
  • receiving a business start-up subsidy from the Unemployment Insurance Fund;
  • entering education.

You are paid commuting and accommodation benefits for the days on which you participate in consultations or take an examination pertaining to obtaining the qualification. A precondition for receiving commuting and accommodation benefits is that you must be registered as unemployed on the date of the consultation or examination and the place of the examination is more than 500 metres from your home.

In the case of an examination requiring the payment of a state fee, for the calculation of commuting and accommodation benefits you must submit to the fund’s consultant either the document certifying the qualification (e.g. a driving licence) issued by the awarder or confirmation regarding your participation in the service forwarded electronically or on paper by the awarder.

If you are referred to a service as a jobseeker with a notice of dismissal while you are still employed, you can continue to participate in the service even after your employment relationship ends without registering as unemployed. A jobseeker with a notice of dismissal is not paid grants or commuting and accommodation benefits. However, this right arises after the employment relationship ends and upon registering as unemployed.

If you are referred to a service as a jobseeker of retirement age registered as unemployed, you can start or continue to participate in the service even after your registration as unemployed is terminated or if you commence employment or public service or another occupation or operate as a member of a management or supervisory body or a sole proprietor or as a spouse participating in the activity of the sole proprietor's company. Jobseekers of retirement age are not paid grants or commuting and accommodation benefits.

The labour market service provided for jobseekers of retirement age is co-financed by the European Social Fund of the European Union by regulation No. 222 of the Minister of Health and Labour of 4 December 2014 on the basis of ‘Provision of labour market services to facilitate employment opportunities’ .

The labour market service provided for individuals with decreased working ability is co-financed by the European Social Fund of the European Union by regulation No. 57 of the Minister of Social Protection and the Minister of Health and Labour of 27 March 2015 on the basis of ‘Provision of labour market services to the target group of work reforms’ .

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that a jobseeker with a notice of dismissal who is referred to a professional, competence or driving examination while they are still employed can continue to receive the agreed benefits even after the end of the employment relationship? Registering as unemployed is not required.

 

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