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Apply for unemployment benefit for former temporary soldiers

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you are a former soldier and become unemployed after completing your military service, you can apply for unemployment benefit.

Unemployment benefit for former soldiers is intended to provide you with financial and social security if you become unemployed. As a temporary soldier, you are not subject to compulsory insurance for employment promotion during your period of service and are therefore not entitled to unemployment benefit during this time. Instead, you can apply for unemployment benefit. You are entitled to unemployment benefit if your employment contract covers at least 2 years of service.

You will not receive unemployment benefit during periods in which you are entitled to unemployment benefit. As soon as you apply for unemployment benefit, your entitlement to unemployment benefit is automatically checked.

Duration of unemployment benefit

How long you are entitled to unemployment benefit depends on the length of service in the last 5 years before you became unemployed and the age you were when you became entitled.

You are entitled to 180 days of unemployment benefit if you have served as a temporary soldier for at least 2 years within the last 30 months. Voluntary military service prior to service as a temporary soldier is also taken into account.

You will only receive unemployment benefit after the period for which you receive transitional allowances. In addition, your period of entitlement is reduced by the days for which you receive transitional allowances.

Temporary soldiers with a period of service of 4 years or more receive transitional allowances for at least 12 months. As a rule, you are therefore not entitled to unemployment benefit.

Amount of unemployment benefit

The amount of your unemployment benefit depends on your pay in the last 12 months.

A flat-rate net salary is calculated from your gross remuneration. The amount of unemployment benefit for unemployed persons with a child is 67 percent, for other unemployed persons 60 percent of this flat-rate net salary.

While you are receiving unemployment benefit, you are generally covered by statutory health, nursing care and pension insurance. The contributions are paid by the Federal Employment Agency. If you were last exempt from compulsory pension insurance or health and long-term care insurance, the BA can usually pay part of the contributions for private provision.

You are insured against accidents if you receive a special request to visit the Employment Agency or another office while receiving benefits.

You must notify any changes (such as illness, vacation, relocation, taking up employment) immediately, preferably online. Alternatively, you can also notify us in writing, by telephone or in person.


Process flow

You can apply for unemployment benefit at your local office of the Federal Employment Agency.

  • Please register as unemployed electronically on the specialist portal of the Federal Employment Agency or in person at your local employment agency. You can access electronic unemployment registration either via the federal portal or directly via the specialist portal of the Federal Employment Agency.
  • When registering for unemployment in person, you will receive the "Application for unemployment benefit for former temporary soldiers" from your local employment agency. Fill this out completely.
  • Submit your application to your local employment agency.
  • You may have to fill in "additional sheets" if the employment agency requires further information.
  • The employment agency will then check your entitlement to unemployment benefit.
  • You will receive a decision on the approval of the benefits, which will include the amount and duration of the payments.
  • If your application documents or other reasons do not yet allow a final decision to be made, the Employment Agency can grant you an advance payment on application. This only applies if you are entitled to benefits on the merits.
  • The unemployment benefit will be transferred monthly in arrears free of charge to the account you have specified. This means that the benefit for the current month will be paid out at the end of the month.
  • In exceptional cases, you can have the unemployment benefit paid out in cash. You can submit the "payment order for offsetting" to your financial institution for crediting within one month or have the amount paid out in cash to yourself (or to a person authorized by you) at any Deutsche Post or Deutsche Postbank payment office. However, this will incur additional costs.
Requirements
  • You are entitled to unemployment benefit if you have been employed for at least 2 years.
  • Further requirements are that
    • you are unemployed and
    • have registered as unemployed electronically in the Federal Employment Agency's specialist portal or in person at the relevant employment agency using electronic proof of identity.
  • You are unemployed if you are not in employment or are only in gainful employment for less than 15 hours per week. In addition, you must make an effort to end your own unemployment and be available for the placement efforts of the employment agency, i.e. be able and willing to take up employment subject to compulsory insurance under normal labor market conditions.
  • Unemployment must be registered electronically via the Federal Employment Agency's specialist portal or in person at the relevant employment agency. Unemployment benefit is deemed to have been applied for when you register as unemployed.
Which documents are required?
  • Identity card (alternatively passport with current registration certificate)
  • Certificate of remuneration
  • Certificate of military service

The responsible office may request further documents, for example

  • Proof (notice of approval, proof of benefits) of previous receipt of benefits (unemployment benefit, also from another employment agency)
  • Certificate of additional income
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Unemployment benefit is deemed to have been applied for when the unemployed person registers as unemployed, unless he or she makes another declaration.

You can avoid disadvantages if you

  • register as unemployed immediately,
  • inform us immediately of any changes in your personal circumstances that occur after you have submitted your application.
Legal basis
Appeal
  • Objection
  • Social court action
Applications / forms

Forms available: Yes
Written form required: No
Informal application possible: Yes
Personal appearance required: No
Online services available: No

Author

Federal Employment Agency (BA

)
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

10.06.2022

Teaser

If you are a former soldier and become unemployed after completing your military service, you can apply for unemployment benefit.

Process flow

You can apply for unemployment benefit at your local office of the Federal Employment Agency.

  • Please register as unemployed electronically on the specialist portal of the Federal Employment Agency or in person at your local employment agency. You can access electronic unemployment registration either via the federal portal or directly via the specialist portal of the Federal Employment Agency.
  • When registering for unemployment in person, you will receive the "Application for unemployment benefit for former temporary soldiers" from your local employment agency. Fill this out completely.
  • Submit your application to your local employment agency.
  • You may have to fill in "additional sheets" if the employment agency requires further information.
  • The employment agency will then check your entitlement to unemployment benefit.
  • You will receive a decision on the approval of the benefits, which will include the amount and duration of the payments.
  • If your application documents or other reasons do not yet allow a final decision to be made, the Employment Agency can grant you an advance payment on application. This only applies if you are entitled to benefits on the merits.
  • The unemployment benefit will be transferred monthly in arrears free of charge to the account you have specified. This means that the benefit for the current month will be paid out at the end of the month.
  • In exceptional cases, you can have the unemployment benefit paid out in cash. You can submit the "payment order for offsetting" to your financial institution for crediting within one month or have the amount paid out in cash to yourself (or to a person authorized by you) at any Deutsche Post or Deutsche Postbank payment office. However, this will incur additional costs.

Requirements

  • You are entitled to unemployment benefit if you have been employed for at least 2 years.
  • Further requirements are that
    • you are unemployed and
    • have registered as unemployed electronically in the Federal Employment Agency's specialist portal or in person at the relevant employment agency using electronic proof of identity.
  • You are unemployed if you are not in employment or are only in gainful employment for less than 15 hours per week. In addition, you must make an effort to end your own unemployment and be available for the placement efforts of the employment agency, i.e. be able and willing to take up employment subject to compulsory insurance under normal labor market conditions.
  • Unemployment must be registered electronically via the Federal Employment Agency's specialist portal or in person at the relevant employment agency. Unemployment benefit is deemed to have been applied for when you register as unemployed.

Which documents are required?

  • Identity card (alternatively passport with current registration certificate)
  • Certificate of remuneration
  • Certificate of military service

The responsible office may request further documents, for example

  • Proof (notice of approval, proof of benefits) of previous receipt of benefits (unemployment benefit, also from another employment agency)
  • Certificate of additional income

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Unemployment benefit is deemed to have been applied for when the unemployed person registers as unemployed, unless he or she makes another declaration.

You can avoid disadvantages if you

  • register as unemployed immediately,
  • inform us immediately of any changes in your personal circumstances that occur after you have submitted your application.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Objection
  • Social court action

Applications / forms

Forms available: Yes
Written form required: No
Informal application possible: Yes
Personal appearance required: No
Online services available: No

Author

Federal Employment Agency (BA

)
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

10.06.2022

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