What if I lose my job or my temporary contract is not extended?

Sometimes employers have no choice but to dismiss workers. Or they decide not to extend temporary employment contracts. Under European legislation, you will then be classed as a ‘fully unemployed cross-border worker’ and be entitled to a benefit from the country where you live. You will also be covered by the social insurance system of that country for the duration of your benefit.

For more information about full unemployment, see our Grensinfopunt website. Select the situation that applies to you:

If your entitlement to Arbeitslosengeld I (unemployment benefit) ends between 1 May and 31 December 2020, your benefit will automatically be extended for 3 months.

If you are a flex worker, find out whether you are eligible for a payment under the Temporary Bridging Scheme for Flexible Workers (TOFA).

If you are a flex worker, find out whether you are eligible for a payment under the Temporary Bridging Scheme for Flexible Workers (TOFA).