Prepare yourself well
Apply for an unemployment benefit
- You may apply for an unemployment benefit from one week before you become unemployed.
- Apply for a benefit no later than one week after the first day of your unemployment.
Follow the status of your application
- 4 weeks after your application you will receive a letter containing the decision. This letter tells you whether you are entitled to a benefit, the amount of the benefit and the duration of the benefit.
- You can follow the status of your application through "Mijn UWV".