As a general rule, you are entitled to benefits for a 2-year period. But what happens when the 2 years end?

You can either earn the right to a new benefits period or extend your benefits right if you have had a job since you started claiming benefits.

In some cases, you can apply to your local municipality for a senior job or welfare cash benefits. To do so, however, a number of specific municipal rules and conditions must be satisfied.

If you have had a job, you may earn the right to a new two-year benefits period or extend your current benefits period.

How you earn the right to a new benefits period or extend your current benefits period depends on your situation.

Read about extension of benefits period and earning of right to new benefits period

If your benefits end 5 years or less before you reach the early retirement age and if you otherwise satisfy the conditions for early retirement, you are entitled to a senior job with your municipality.

Click here for more details about the senior job scheme

In some cases, you may be eligible for welfare cash benefits from your local municipality if you are not entitled to unemployment benefits and have no other source of income.

Click here for more details about welfare cash benefits