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Applying for Swiss Pass (naturalization) during using unemployment insurance(RAV)

Greetings to all,

I am going to apply for normal naturalization. The process will take on average two years or even more. According to the law, you should not be on social benefits in last 3 years and during the process.
First question: is unemployment insurance (RAV) considered a social benefit?
Second question: If during the process you lose your job hence use unemployment insurance, does it endanger your chance to get Swiss citizenship?

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Re: Applying for Swiss Pass (naturalization) during using unemployment insurance(RAV)

A quick search of the forum would have given you the answer to this question, which has been asked almost incessantly recently.
The answer is:
RAV/Chômage is not a benefit/social welfare/etc., but an insurance.
Claiming RAV/Chômage will not result in any problems arising for your naturalisation application. Running out of RAV/Chômage time, however, will result in your application being refused if you then receive social welfare.

However if the following post is still de jour, then you'll have bigger fish to fry, as it were:
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