For those receiving other benefits from the National Insurance Institute


Those who are unemployed and receive the following benefits will not be entitled, at the same time, to unemployment benefits:

  • Work injury allowances
  • Pregnancy bed rest benefit
  • Maternity allowance
  • Benefits to reservists (reserve service benefit to unemployed individuals will be, at least, of the same rate as unemployed benefits to which they would be entitled were they not serving in reserve service. The unemployed have to inform the Employment Service about their reserve service duty, to prevent unemployment days to be registered by mistake during reserve service).
  • An unemployed woman, who is also entitled to unemployment benefits, as well as old age pension at the same time, will receive the higher of the two benefits (based on a month-to-month calculation). Due to the coronavirus crisis, one may receive unemployment benefits with an old-age pension from 1.3.2020 up to 31.12.2021. During that period, unemployment benefits are deemed work income and not double benefit.

If you meet the conditions of entitlement of more than one benefit from the National Insurance Institute, a simulator is at your disposition to let you check whether you are entitled to both benefits simultaneously or only one of them.