Phasing out of additional days of unemployment security

Earnings-related allowance is usually paid for a maximum of 300–500 days. The system of additional days (often referred to as the ‘unemployment path to retirement’) refers to a person’s continued right to an earnings-related allowance after the maximum period. The minimum age at which a person can start claiming an allowance for additional days depends on when they were born. The current age limit is either 61 or 62 years, depending on the year of birth. The law is changing on 1 January 2023 to start phasing out the system of additional days of unemployment security. This means abolishing the right to additional days for those born in or after 1965 altogether, and raising the age limit for those born in 1963 and 1964 by one year. The law amendment begins to affect eligibility for an earnings-related allowance in 2025, when those born in 1963 reach the current age limit for additional days, which is 62 years. Paying for additional days will end altogether in 2030.  
Year of birth Age limit for additional days after change Effect of law amendment
1957–1960 61 years no change
1961–1962 62 years no change
1963 63 years age limit increases
1964 64 years age limit increases
1965 no right to additional days system of additional days does not apply