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Would claiming unemployment benefit affect B permit renewal or upgrade to C permit?

Hi all I may go into unemployment soon as I could not find a job after my masters degree. I have worked in CH before so I am qualified for unemployment benefit. I am considering whether I should ask for unemployment benefit, fearing that it might affect my chance of getting my B-permit renewal in the future (or even upgrade to C permit). Having said that, having some financial support is always helpful as I am not sure when I could find a new job (but I remain positive).

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Old 28.11.2015, 16:44
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Re: Would claiming unemployment benefit affect B permit renewal or upgrade to C permi

I think this depends on the canton. In Neuchatel I was upgraded to a C permit while on RAV and was quite surprised.
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Re: Would claiming unemployment benefit affect B permit renewal or upgrade to C permi

Are you sure you'll get anything? RAV payments are based on what you earned in the last 6-12 months so if you've been a student then it's likely to be very little or even nothing if you didn't work part time.
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Are you sure you'll get anything? RAV payments are based on what you earned in the last 6-12 months so if you've been a student then it's likely to be very little or even nothing if you didn't work part time.
I thought as long as you worked for minimum 12 months within the last 2 years? Then I think I fulfiled this criteria...
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Re: Would claiming unemployment benefit affect B permit renewal or upgrade to C permi

Yes, but if you haven't worked for 6 months and they base your payments on your last 6 months' salary figure then 6 months of zero is zero!
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Re: Would claiming unemployment benefit affect B permit renewal or upgrade to C permi

In Canton Fribourg, claiming ANY Social Benefits, even though you are
entitled to them will result in your expulsion after the expiry of your B.
Or If Applying for a C a denial.. They are getting tough in some places.
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Yes, but if you haven't worked for 6 months and they base your payments on your last 6 months' salary figure then 6 months of zero is zero!
In that case, you can use the last 12 months.

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Re: Would claiming unemployment benefit affect B permit renewal or upgrade to C permi

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Hi all I may go into unemployment soon as I could not find a job after my masters degree. I have worked in CH before so I am qualified for unemployment benefit. I am considering whether I should ask for unemployment benefit, fearing that it might affect my chance of getting my B-permit renewal in the future (or even upgrade to C permit).
It might indeed.

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Any thoughts?
If you have a job at the time the decision on your permit is made, you should be fine. I had been on RAV benefits for a couple of months, then successfully applied for an early C permit once I got a permanent job.

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Are you sure you'll get anything? RAV payments are based on what you earned in the last 6-12 months so if you've been a student then it's likely to be very little or even nothing if you didn't work part time.
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Yes, but if you haven't worked for 6 months and they base your payments on your last 6 months' salary figure then 6 months of zero is zero!
It is actually the last six (of twelve) months of employment (within the 2 years prior to application) that count. Not the six (or twelve) months preceding the application itself.

I had a gap of 12 months (of voluntary unemployment) between my last job and a successful application for RAV benefits.
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