Studying with earnings-related allowance is possible, but only under certain conditions. During the service, you can receive an earnings-related daily allowance and the allowance days paid for the period of services accumulate the maximum time counter of the earnings-related allowance.
Services that promote employment include labour market training, independent studies, job-seeking coaching, work trial, and career coaching.
During part-time studies, you can apply for a daily allowance, as they do not prevent you from accepting full-time employment. The TE Office assesses the part-time nature of the studies and issues a statement about it to the fund.
Remember to agree on all studies during unemployment or lay-offs with the TE Office before the start of your studies. Your studies may have an impact on your entitlement to a daily allowance.
You can study for a short period of time and receive a daily allowance for half a year if you are at least 25 years old and your studies provide you with professional skills or support your business activities. If, on the other hand, your studies have been interrupted earlier and at least a year has elapsed since the interruption, you can apply for a daily allowance for six months to complete your studies.
However, you can study during unemployment or lay-offs if you pursue your studies as a so-called employment-promoting service. During the service, you can receive an earnings-related daily allowance under certain conditions when you have first agreed on your studies with the TE Office.
If you are under 25 years of age and do not have the necessary education, you must apply for at least two study places, both of which start in the autumn. You must apply for study places if you have not completed vocational training leading to a degree after comprehensive school or upper secondary school. If you have not applied for study places, you will not be able to receive unemployment benefit.