When do I start to receive unemployment compensation?

Entitlement to unemployment compensation normally begins after a generally applicable waiting period:


Insured earningsGenerally applicable waiting days
without maintenance obligation with maintenance obligation
Under  Fr. 3,00000
Fr. 3,001 - 5,00055
Fr. 5,001 - 7,500105
Fr. 7,501 - 10,416155
Over Fr. 10,417205

Only days on which all conditions for entitlement are fulfilled count as waiting days.


After seasonal employment or after an activity in a profession in which frequently changing or limited periods of employment are normal the waiting period is one day.


If you are exempt from the contribution period for one of the above reasons, you will have to accept a special waiting period at the beginning of unemployment.

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