What steps should I take?
Report in person to the information desk of the Amt für Wirtschaft und Arbeit (Office for Economic Affairs and Employment) as soon as possible but no later than the day on which you become unemployed. The other steps you will have to take are outlined in the presentation below. The Arbeitslosenkasse (unemployment fund) (blue background) requires various documents in order to be able to make payments to you. Proof of your personal endeavours to find work is to be submitted to the Regionales Arbeitsvermittlungszentrum (regional jobcentre) (green background) and the appointments must be kept.
>> More about endeavours to find employment
>> More about the initial registration
>> More about appointments at the RAV
>> More about applying for ALE
>> More about the self-declaration
>> More about payment of benefits