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unemployment benefits doubt_ prospective job in 5 months

Dear all,

I am on unemployment benefits and have a job offer starting in July.
How does this affect my benefits? I can't do without them until I start this job. Will I lose my unemployment benefits because I am obviously not "seriously" looking for another job, just one until July? I guess if I sign a contract now, there will be a February date on there, so I can't just inform the unemployment office in June?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: unemployment benefits doubt_ prospective job in 5 months

I don't think it would be a problem. You have a signed contract for your new job; the fact that they don't want you to start until July shouldn't really come into it. The only problem would be if your unemployment benefits were due to run out before you start working.

Double check with your local unemployment office to make sure they're okay with this as each one is different, but I think they should be happy that you'll be off their books in a few months.
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Re: unemployment benefits doubt_ prospective job in 5 months

It would probably not be a problem but the unemployment office will certainly ask you to continue looking for jobs. For instance temporary ones. If you don't then you might lose some of your benefits.
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Re: unemployment benefits doubt_ prospective job in 5 months

You have to look for work whilst unemployed!
Does the new job have a probation period? if so nothing is guaranteed.

Keep sending out CV's, you could accept another full time job in the mean time & give notice to take your new job in 4 months.
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Re: unemployment benefits doubt_ prospective job in 5 months

Hi Mibl,
I'm curious to discover how it worked out for you? Did you inform the RAV and did you continue to receive benefit up until the start date?
I find myself in a similar situation. I have been drawing unemployment benefit for some months. I have secured a new role with start date 2 1/2 months from now. What are the implications if I inform RAV?
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Unemployment benefit in the case of a start date in the future

I am currently drawing unemployment benefit. Happily, I have secured s new job, but with a start date 2 1/2 months from today.

Can I inform RAV of this development and expect to continue drawing benefit until that start date?

On the 'for' side of the argument, I will still need the benefit until my salary kicks in.
On the 'against' side of the argument, I would not longer be fulfilling a key requirement - that of actively searching for a job.
Has anyone been through this? I'd be grateful for input.

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Re: Unemployment benefit in the case of a start date in the future

You tell your RAV person and you will still receive unemployment payments until you start your job as long as you continue to search for temporary work in the interim.

You might find something for a few months and reduce the liability to the RAV.
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Re: unemployment benefits doubt_ prospective job in 5 months

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Hi Mibl,
I'm curious to discover how it worked out for you? Did you inform the RAV and did you continue to receive benefit up until the start date?
I find myself in a similar situation. I have been drawing unemployment benefit for some months. I have secured a new role with start date 2 1/2 months from now. What are the implications if I inform RAV?
You will still have to continue with your job search & take any work offered in the meantime. Nothing has changed your still unemployed & receiving benefits.
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Old 30.05.2015, 20:58
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You will still have to continue with your job search & take any work offered in the meantime. Nothing has changed your still unemployed & receiving benefits.
That is certainly not what happened in my case two years ago. They just told fine you don't need to continue the search - just send us a copy of the contract and we will continue to pay you until the start date and they did.
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That is certainly not what happened in my case two years ago. They just told fine you don't need to continue the search - just send us a copy of the contract and we will continue to pay you until the start date and they did.

Quite amazed as you could have done some temporary work in the meantime.
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Re: Unemployment benefit in the case of a start date in the future

Thanks Porch 1909.
This is very helpful and much appreciated.

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Re: unemployment benefits doubt_ prospective job in 5 months

Thanks for the input guys.
It seems like honesty is the best policy (as it usually is).

I'm pleased that I won't have to play games with the RAV, who, to be fair, have been very supportive of me during my search.

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Re: Unemployment benefit in the case of a start date in the future

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Thanks Porch 1909.
This is very helpful and much appreciated.

Cheers
For reference I started a job within two weeks and was on RAV and still needed to hand in a job search form.

Remember it's Switzerland and you have to follow the rules!
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Re: Unemployment benefit in the case of a start date in the future

Talk to your RAV advisor, I had a start date about 6 or 7 weeks ahead and I didn't need to do any more job searches and I still got paid.
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Remember it's Switzerland and you have to follow the rules!
True, but after 25 years here I can tell you that when it comes to local application of the rule, it sometimes turns out to vary from one place to another.
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True, but after 25 years here I can tell you that when it comes to local application of the rule, it sometimes turns out to vary from one place to another.
Indeed. My RAV guy said we only had to meet once every 2 months even. But even though I was already paid my last salary from UNIA he still wanted the job search form
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Re: Unemployment benefit in the case of a start date in the future

When I started my conversations with the RAV I was informed that I needed to bring a German interpreter with me to every meeting. However, they never enforced it and the advisor I had was extremely accommodating with regard to language - her English was better than mine, and I'm a native speaker!
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Re: Unemployment benefit in the case of a start date in the future

To close the loop on the this question, here is how it played out for me.
I informed my RAV advisor that I had been offered a job with a start date two months out.
She explained that the rule was that you didn't have to look for work during the one month period prior to the start date and, when you add untaken vacation time that I had accumulated, I could essentially stop my search immediately. If I had not accumulated that vacation time I would have had to continue to search until one month out. I continue to receive my benefit during this period.
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