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When and where can I apply for unemployment benefit?

When you hear that you will become unemployed, the first thing you think is: how do I apply for unemployment benefit. Fortunately, applying for unemployment benefits is relatively simple. First of all, it is important that you have a DigiD. In addition, it is important that you have the following information at hand:

  • Your last pay slip;
  • Your last employment contract;
  • Your account number.

Sign up uwv.nl enter all necessary information. After your application you will receive an e-mail with a confirmation of your application. Registering yourself as a job seeker is not necessary. This happens automatically when you apply for unemployment benefit.

Please note: you can apply for unemployment benefit from 1 week before your last working day. You need a DigiD for this. Apply for your unemployment benefit on time. This is possible up to 1 week after your last working day.

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