Social Security

UNEMPLOYMENT

Belgium offers a system of financial support for those who are unemployed. These financial contributions are subject to strict conditions, are digressive and in some cases limited in time. To be entitled to these amounts you will need to have worked during a certain amount of days before the beginning of your unemployment period. Also, your lack of income and job need to be caused by circumstances independent from your own free will. Whether you are entitled and the timing and calculation of the amounts to be received can be a complicated matter. Finally, these amounts can be paid by a union, if you are affiliated, or by a specific public administration (capac/hvw).
Consult the website www.onem.be for more details.
You can also check out your personal situation on www.socialsecurity.be.