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Third-country nationals

///Agreement on Social Security between Slovenia and BIH
Agreement on Social Security between Slovenia and BIH

On 2 September 2011 the amendment to the Agreement on Social Security between Slovenia and BIH entered into force, with which insured persons from BIH who have temporary residence permit in Slovenia also became eligible for benefit payment. Before the amendment only unemployed persons with permanent residence permit were eligible for unemployment benefit. The right to unemployment benefit of those persons who did not meet this requirement was suspended.

With the entry into force of the amendment, unemployed persons who had already been issued the decision on the suspension of the right to unemployment benefit by the Employment Service of Slovenia (ZRSZ) and were still unemployed and had temporary residence permit in Slovenia, could register with the Employment Service within 30 days of the termination of the reason for suspension and submit a claim for the remaining, i.e. unused, part of the entitlement to unemployment benefit

This may be done by unemployed persons who are able to work, are active job seekers willing to accept employment and:

  • are not employed
  • are not self-employed;
  • are neither company members and at the same time business executives in an unincorporated or incorporated business nor founders and at the same time executives in an institute;
  • do not have pension and disability insurance as farmers;
  • are not pensioners;
  • are not secondary school students, apprentices, students or adult education participants younger under 26 years of age.

Registration and submission of claim

The period for registration and submission of claim for the remaining /unused part of the unemployment benefit begins to run on the day of the termination of the suspension of entitlement, which is:

  1. in case of unemployed persons with valid temporary residence permit in Slovenia, on the day of the amendment to the Agreement, which is 2 September 2011 – this means that the deadline for registration with the Employment Service and submission of a claim for unemployment benefit is 3. 10. 2011;
  2. for unemployed persons without a valid residence permit in Slovenia on the day when they obtain a temporary residence permit (on the day of service of temporary residence permit).

IMPORTANT!!!

If the deadline is missed, the right to the remaining part of the benefit is reduced for the calendar days that elapse from the 31st day after the termination of the reason for the suspension until the day of submission of claim.

Unemployed persons exercise the right to the remaining part of the unemployment benefit by registering with the Employment Service within 30 days from the termination of the suspension and submitting an application for the remaining part of the benefit. The Employment Service will acquire the information on the residence permit and its service ex officio.

An unemployed person will be eligible for monthly payments of the remaining benefit provided he or she meets the requirements provided by the legislation – being an active job seeker, not declining to sign the employment plan, not refusing an appropriate job, not declining to be included in the active employment policy programme, not violating the obligations undertaken with the contract on being included in the programme, not engaging in undeclared work or employment. The right to unemployment benefit is also terminated in case of employment, self-employment, retirement and in other cases provided by law.

The Employment Service will decide on the application in an administrative procedure and issue a decision on the remaining, not yet used, part of the entitlement to unemployment benefit, which is awarded in the extent as was determined in the decision on the granting of the right in accordance with the regulations. While an unemployed person is entitled to unemployment benefit, he or she will also be included in statutory social security plans (pension and disability insurance, health insurance, parenthood and unemployment insurance).