The increased component based on an employment history has ceased

Due to an amendment in the Unemployment Security Act, the increased component will no longer be paid based on an employment history of 20 years. A person whose employment ended before 1.1.2017 could, however, receive the increased component until 30.6.2017.

The component will not be paid from 1.7.2017 onwards, even with days remaining from the maximum duration. The earnings-related allowance will be paid with the normal earnings-related component.

Earnings-related allowance can still be paid with an increased component for the duration of services promoting employment.