If you are a student and aged under 30, it is possible for you to gain free membership of Finansforbundet’s unemployment insurance fund. Why not sign up today!
You will be entitled to unemployment benefits right away if you have been a member for at least one year when you finish your course. If you delay signing up until you have finished your course, a one-month waiting period will apply, meaning that you will lose out on monthly unemployment benefits of up to DKK 15,440. We of course don’t need to tell you how annoying that would be, knowing that you could have been a member for free.
You have to be a member of the unemployment insurance fund for at least 12 months to be able to receive unemployment benefits starting from the day after you finish your course. If you delay signing up, you will miss out on the DKK 13,323 you receive if you are unemployed at the time of graduation. Your membership, which remains completely free while you are studying, also entitles you to support from FTFa (of which Finansforbundet is part) career advisors while you are a student.
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Over 30 years old?
If you are aged over 30, we cannot give you completely free membership, but we do waive the administration fee for you, which means that your membership costs a much cheaper DKK 355 per month rather than DKK 448. In this case too, you have to be a member for at least one year before the end of your course in order to receive unemployment benefits immediately.
As such, we recommend signing up one year before the end of your course.
Go to the front of the job queue
We know that you would much rather have a job than unemployment benefits. We also know the job market you are going to be part of. That’s why we discuss your situation with you, i.e. to feed back in ways that fine-tune your skills and motivations so that you find a job quickly.
- Get personalised advice – we can spot opportunities you perhaps had not seen yourself
- Get feedback on applications within 24 hours
- Get found on the FTFa Jobindex
- Take part in topical meetings and build a stronger network
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