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RAV Do I qualify

Had a look on forums but can,t find the answer. Moved over here Oct 2010 just been down to RAV. Was in ENGLAND before this had a job always in England then moved over here when I got married. So i,ve been here now four months and been looking all the time for a job. Do I have any rights to claim RAV no stupid answers thanks
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Old 20.01.2011, 15:02
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Re: RAV Do I qualify

So you want to claim unemployment benefits even though you have never worked in Switzerland?
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Old 20.01.2011, 15:09
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Re: RAV Do I qualify

Pretty sure you don't qualify because you didn't work 12 months in Switzerland, but check with your local RAV office. There are some rules about time spent working in other countries but because Switzerland is out of the EU, I'm not sure exactly how it works.

I think the RAV may still help with advice and courses, just not money.
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Old 20.01.2011, 15:16
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Pretty sure you don't qualify because you didn't work 12 months in Switzerland, but check with your local RAV office. There are some rules about time spent working in other countries but because Switzerland is out of the EU, I'm not sure exactly how it works.

I think the RAV may still help with advice and courses, just not money.
Doesn't who she married play a role, i.e. if she's married a Swiss lad, and is an EU citizen? I've a hunch she would be eligible due to the employment agreements.

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Had a look on forums but can,t find the answer.
Look harder/again. It has definitely been covered before.

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... no stupid answers thanks
Pfff. Keep wishing.

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Old 20.01.2011, 15:21
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Re: RAV Do I qualify

I'd agree with nigelr - I believe you have to have been working in Switzerland for at least 12 months, paying unemployment insurance, in order to be registered with the RAV and paid unemployment benefits, because it is not the RAV that pays you, but the Arbeitslosenkasse (Unemployment Insurer) that you were making your monthly payments to while working.

The RAV itself assists with the finding of jobs, sending you on courses (CV-writing, German language, etc), etc, and of course you must be registered with them in order to receive your unemployment benefits (they check that you are making the minimum number of job applications per month in order to qualify for your insurance payments), but I honestly am not sure if they can still provide their abovementioned non-payment assistance if you have not first worked in Switzerland - I think they probably could.
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Re: RAV Do I qualify

Yes you qualify if you have paid into the system in the UK for at least 12 months as there are bilateral agreements between Switzerland and the EU for transfer of social security. You need to register a.s.a.p. (you are only entitled from the day that you register) with the RAV and get a E301 form from the UK stating the amounts you have paid into the UK system (search the forum for E301).

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Re: RAV Do I qualify

My Husband as worked here for the last 32 years and never claimed so to those who go on about putting into the system have you. And in England I have worked all my life I moved over here to be with my husband not the system and if the system can find me a job that,ll be good cause thats all I want not benefit. But of course on here you alweays get the one,s who think they know better hrmmmmm (COUGH) NO NAMES SURE YOU CAN WORK IT OUT thanksto those who were very helpful
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Re: RAV Do I qualify

I was told by the RAV if they could prove that I had been working for the last 12 months, here or in England then I would qualify for upto 70% of my previous salary. You just need to give them all your details and go to a 3 hr explanatory session, which is in German so you may need a translator.

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Re: RAV Do I qualify

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My Husband as worked here for the last 32 years and never claimed so to those who go on about putting into the system have you. And in England I have worked all my life I moved over here to be with my husband not the system and if the system can find me a job that,ll be good cause thats all I want not benefit. But of course on here you alweays get the one,s who think they know better hrmmmmm (COUGH) NO NAMES SURE YOU CAN WORK IT OUT thanksto those who were very helpful
Then I assume you have savings, and a hubby to back you up?

Sorry, I have no understanding for your intentions...

(Btw, I am in the same situation as you - I'm Swiss, worked all my life in CH, and live now most of the time in UK due to my husband is there.
I've been unemployed for quite some time and been using up my savings, as I don't want to milk the British welfare system.)
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Re: RAV Do I qualify

That.s great well done to you. All I want is a job I beleive if I register with RAV then perhaps I may get help finding a job. Never did I claim RAV in england always worked, prefer to be working as Im sure 90% would on here my profession is as a chef which I worked hard to qualify so hopefully I can find something if not will do anything else in work open to offers again no stupid answers sure my husband woudn,t like it
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My Husband as worked here for the last 32 years and never claimed so to those who go on about putting into the system have you.
And you still don't know how the system works..... ?
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I was told by the RAV if they could prove that I had been working for the last 12 months, here or in England then I would qualify for upto 70% of my previous salary. You just need to give them all your details and go to a 3 hr explanatory session, which is in German so you may need a translator.

Good luck.
I am amazed if you get 70% of your british salary over here. My wife got some support for example French lessons were a possibility but I am impressed if it is the full 70% because it would mean people facing the dole in england of 70 quid a week could just land here and claim 70% of their former salary. I can't see how the system could work. We were told help finding a job yes, but not the full range of payment.

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Re: RAV Do I qualify

Hi souler,

Some links to start with:

Job offers for trained chef in the area of Berne

2. job offers

3. job offers


Best of luck!


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Re: RAV Do I qualify

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No i don,t neither does my husband as neither as claimed maybe causê you know more than us who haven,t claimed you could tell us
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Had a look on forums but can,t find the answer. Moved over here Oct 2010 just been down to RAV. Was in ENGLAND before this had a job always in England then moved over here when I got married. So i,ve been here now four months and been looking all the time for a job. Do I have any rights to claim RAV no stupid answers thanks
I can understand your frustrations about not finding a job in the 4 months you've been here . . .

What did the RAV tell you when you visited them?
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Re: RAV Do I qualify

HI, we need a form 301 from england to prove I worked all the time I was there, thats ok can do that. I want to work never been one to be at home not my style though really can,t understand some of the sarcastic comments on here thought we was all together here to help each other or have I got that wrong xxxxx
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Re: RAV Do I qualify

RAV sends you to a half day / full day seminar to get to know your rights and obligations when dealing with RAV, after being registered with them. They even include a CHF10 lunch check. Not anymore in EN, but 2-3 years ago, they even sent you to Job Basis A/B/C/D course in English. One does not need to be claiming from RAV in order to know how RAV operates.
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Re: RAV Do I qualify

Been today for half a day, didn,t see any lunch though never expected any. Information was common sense every one should know without a course on it. Maybe some need it espically on here.
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HI, we need a form 301 from england to prove I worked all the time I was there, thats ok can do that. I want to work never been one to be at home not my style though really can,t understand some of the sarcastic comments on here thought we was all together here to help each other or have I got that wrong xxxxx
That's good news about the Form 301.

Try not to let the sarcasm factor get to you.

You have had some very good, informative and positive responses to your question and those are the ones that really matter at the end of the day.

Best of luck with your job search and stay positive .
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thanks ishaka, your right I have had some positive ADVICE on here tonight and I thank the people who have contibuted to this, AND TO THE PEOPLE WHO havent been so positive enjoy your life now xx
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