The prior 2 year window for job history

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Hi all,

 

I recently filed an application for ALG1 months after losing my job due to not knowing that I was eligible for it earlier. The agentur fur arbeit just denied 

my application on the grounds that my prior 30 month work history didn't fulfill the 12 months employment. Does the law specifically say that the prior 30 month history begins when one files the ALG1? or is it on the last day of employment? I will definitively be appealing their decision if it's the latter, but I looked around and couldn't what exactly the law states. Thanks for any help! 

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your first mistake may have been that you didn't report the loss of your job in time.

When exactly did your employment end? Three months before that date you should have informed Arbeitsagentur about the imminent loss of job (or no later than three days after being told, if your period of notice was less than 3 months).

 

So, since you didn't report yourself as "arbeitsuchend" in time, all other time lines got a bit "wacko" here. Whether you know what you're entitled to, or not, doesn't really matter - you should have reported the job loss immediately.

 

Arbeitsagentur kann deny your request for ALG I simply based on the fact that you waited too long. I don't know, how many months after your termination you finally got around to getting your paperwork in order - but even if you waited just one month after your last day at work, you'd be four months overdue already.

 

To be eligible under  "normal circumstances" you'd get ALG I if you were employed (sozialversicherungspflichtig) for at least 12 out of the 30 months prior to your application for ALG-I.

 

This website explains it:

https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/finanzielle-hilfen/arbeitslosengeld-anspruch-hoehe-dauer

 

Now, if you can come up with these minimum 12 months of employment within the last 30 months, you'd be entitled to 6 months of receiving ALGI - but, if you were 6 months overdue to even apply, they may tell you that's too late - you get nothing.

 

 

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1 hour ago, karin_brenig said:

your first mistake may have been that you didn't report the loss of your job in time.

When exactly did your employment end? Three months before that date you should have informed Arbeitsagentur about the imminent loss of job (or no later than three days after being told, if your period of notice was less than 3 months).

 

So, since you didn't report yourself as "arbeitsuchend" in time, all other time lines got a bit "wacko" here. Whether you know what you're entitled to, or not, doesn't really matter - you should have reported the job loss immediately.

 

Arbeitsagentur kann deny your request for ALG I simply based on the fact that you waited too long. I don't know, how many months after your termination you finally got around to getting your paperwork in order - but even if you waited just one month after your last day at work, you'd be four months overdue already.

 

To be eligible under  "normal circumstances" you'd get ALG I if you were employed (sozialversicherungspflichtig) for at least 12 out of the 30 months prior to your application for ALG-I.

 

This website explains it:

https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/finanzielle-hilfen/arbeitslosengeld-anspruch-hoehe-dauer

 

Now, if you can come up with these minimum 12 months of employment within the last 30 months, you'd be entitled to 6 months of receiving ALGI - but, if you were 6 months overdue to even apply, they may tell you that's too late - you get nothing.

 

 

When I contacted the Agentur by phone, they assured me that even though my application was quite late, it would still be accepted, so that wasn't the problem. But thanks for sending the link, I found my answer and the 30 month window indeed started on the date I registered as unemployed. 

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