What if I become unemployed?

If you have worked and become unemployed, you have the right to receive benefit from the employment service or ALS. The unemployment benefit is calculated from the income taxed at source the last 12 months before the unemployment became a reality. The maximum benefit is 75% of the income taxed at source, however no more than DKK 17,500 a month. The basis of calculation does not change regardless of how long you stay in the system.

If you work in a fish factory that participates in ALS, you can apply for unemployment benefit as an unemployed worker in a fish factory if there’s no work. This you do by filling out an application that you receive from ALS or from the fish factory where the factory authorises the circumstances of employment.

More information concerning conditions and application forms can be obtained by contacting the employment service.

See also www.als.fo