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Old 20.10.2019, 10:20
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Re: Unemployment benefits if worked for little less than 12 months

I reviewed the Arbeit.Swiss FAQ 2, linked in post 14 above, which discusses eligibility, and also searched on "arbeitslos zu wenig beitragsmonaten". Based on the OP's input, I could not find anything that would make the OP eligible for unemployment compensation.

A Blick article is straightforward and says (translated):


"Jobless with too few contribution months

The basic principle is: If you want to receive daily allowances, you must have been employed for at least twelve months in the last two years before you register with the employment office (frame period for the contribution period). This contribution period must be exactly fulfilled to the day; if only one day is missing from these twelve months, there is no entitlement to daily allowance."

https://www.blick.ch/life/job/job-ve...id6459051.html

It is worth noting that a Kasse is subject to audit and needs to follow the rules or it can be subject to penalty.

Sorry not to have better news.
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Old 20.10.2019, 10:22
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Re: Unemployment benefits if worked for little less than 12 months

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So if they want 12 months and I give them 11.7 months can't they 'cut'/'punish'/'penalize' part of the pay instead of a flat out no payment ?
No.

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Is there anyplace where it's written that you have to work for all 30 days of each month in the 12 month period?
A 'month' is 21.7 days.

You take total days worked, divide by 21.7, and you get months.

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Before the employment period of 1 year, I was a freelancer
but I had no income - I was last paid in Feb of 2018. Since then till May I was a broke
freelancer Is there any way I can get some help from them with this info?
No. Freelance workers are not eligible for unemployment.

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Re: Unemployment benefits if worked for little less than 12 months

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I reviewed the Arbeit.Swiss FAQ 2, linked in post 14 above, which discusses eligibility, and also searched on "arbeitslos zu wenig beitragsmonaten". Based on the OP's input, I could not find anything that would make the OP eligible for unemployment compensation.

A Blick article is straightforward and says (translated):


"Jobless with too few contribution months

The basic principle is: If you want to receive daily allowances, you must have been employed for at least twelve months in the last two years before you register with the employment office (frame period for the contribution period). This contribution period must be exactly fulfilled to the day; if only one day is missing from these twelve months, there is no entitlement to daily allowance."

https://www.blick.ch/life/job/job-ve...id6459051.html

It is worth noting that a Kasse is subject to audit and needs to follow the rules or it can be subject to penalty.

Sorry not to have better news.

Dear Mullhollander
Thanks for your reply - which clears things up wrt the amount of leeway I
can get - which is basically none
I will try to see if I can make use of the exceptions mentioned in the blick
article for Self Employed persons who were previously non self-employed.
Because my freelance work was a disaster and I was left without pay for
months and I even lost the job leaving me without income from feb to may-end
in 2018. Since there are certain circumstances that could be in my favor I'll
try to ask a lawyer if I can leverage them...would you perhaps know of a good
one in this area? Thanks so much !
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Old 20.10.2019, 21:59
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Re: Unemployment benefits if worked for little less than 12 months

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Dear Mullhollander
Thanks for your reply - which clears things up wrt the amount of leeway I
can get - which is basically none
I will try to see if I can make use of the exceptions mentioned in the blick
article for Self Employed persons who were previously non self-employed.
Because my freelance work was a disaster and I was left without pay for
months and I even lost the job leaving me without income from feb to may-end
in 2018. Since there are certain circumstances that could be in my favor I'll
try to ask a lawyer if I can leverage them...would you perhaps know of a good
one in this area? Thanks so much !
You want to pay attorney's fees to fight for 3 weeks of 80% pay? I guess if you want to take a chance to try and win on principle that's fine but I don't think you'll come out ahead financially.
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Re: Unemployment benefits if worked for little less than 12 months

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You want to pay attorney's fees to fight for 3 weeks of 80% pay? I guess if you want to take a chance to try and win on principle that's fine but I don't think you'll come out ahead financially.

yes you're probably right about that, I'll probably not go thru with it...I was just thinking it
wouldn't be too expensive and that I would come out ahead financially. Thanks!
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