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Unemployement insurance and eligibility

Hi Guys;
I heard lot of diff opinions; so would like to figure out the exact situation with the durations in this topic : (I'm an EU citizen , on a 5yr B permit right now)

1) how long should you be employed in Switzerland to be eligible for unemployment insurance? (I heard 1 and 2 yr as well)
- should it be with one company, or just continuous employment ?

2) max how long would you get the unemployment compensation ? ( I also heard 1 and 2 yrs as well)

thx so much !

hopefully will never have to use it; but really want to know and feel safer.
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Re: Unemployement insurance and eligibility

Since we're at it: what is the difference between resigning and being fired as to how you're treated for unemployment insurance?
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Re: Unemployement insurance and eligibility

As i understand it ..

2 year continuous employment in CH or other qualifying EU country. Payable for 2 years as long as you follow the rules about trying to find work etc.

Resigning means you just don't like your job anymore, you would be entitled to nothing at least not for some considerable time - why should you? We'd all just resign and get paid.
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Re: Unemployement insurance and eligibility

During the last 2 years you have to have worked for 12 months to be able to claim. You're entitled to 400 days unemployment payments spread out over 2 years. This means 400 working days, i.e. Mondays to Fridays, so it actually works out at around 18 months of unemployment during that 2 year period. You'll get up to 80% of your monthly salary figure as benefit.

https://www.ch.ch/en/unemployment-ri...d-obligations/

http://www.espace-emploi.ch/arbeitslos/FAQ/

If you resign that's something you decided to do and you'll be penalised by up to 3 months unemployment benefit, i.e. it won't kick in until after that period. If you're fired you didn't have the choice so are entitled to start claiming immediately, though there still may be a delay of a month before the payments start.
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Re: Unemployement insurance and eligibility

Thx a lot Medea !
so, If somebody get's fired after 13 months for example, he/she has to wait till the end of the 2 year (e.g 11 more months) to be eligible, or he practically becomes eligible after 12 months continuous employment ?
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Thx a lot Medea !
so, If somebody get's fired after 13 months for example, he/she has to wait till the end of the 2 year (e.g 11 more months) to be eligible, or he practically becomes eligible after 12 months continuous employment ?
It sarts the following month less any waiting period, however your only entitled to 260 days. If you have worked in the EU before then it's possible 400 days of benefits will be payable.
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Re: Unemployement insurance and eligibility

thx again !

so it's 260 after 1 yr, and becomes 400 days after 2 yrs as a resident in Switzerland (and been working more than 12 months during that period), right ?

I've been working in the EU till 2012 May, but then left to US, so that probably doesn't count anymore
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thx again !

so it's 260 after 1 yr, and becomes 400 days after 2 yrs as a resident in Switzerland (and been working more than 12 months during that period), right ?

I've been working in the EU till 2012 May, but then left to US, so that probably doesn't count anymore
18 months work in the last 24 months = 400 days
12 months work in the last 24 months =260 days

If your under 25 or over 55 different rules apply.
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Re: Unemployement insurance and eligibility

Also 80% is if you have kids or dependants otherwise 70%

Also that is a percentage of a capped amount not your full earnings over past 12 months. I think the cap is around 106,000
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Re: Unemployement insurance and eligibility

Hi

I'm picking up this thread. We are looking for a nanny but thinking in the end maybe my wife would stay home and care for our child for 1-2 years.

My question, if she left her job voluntarily and then later when returning to work wanted to claim benefit during her search, could she do this? I have heard that the ramenfrist if you have children (and leave work to care for the child) that you can actually extend the ramenfrist to 4 years.
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Also 80% is if you have kids or dependants otherwise 70%

Also that is a percentage of a capped amount not your full earnings over past 12 months. I think the cap is around 106,000
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