Old-age pension for the unemployed in brief
If you become unemployed, the daily unemployment allowance will secure your income for at most 500 days, i.e. approximately two years. Someone who is elderly and becomes unemployed can receive the daily allowance for a longer period of time, for so-called additional days, until the age of 65 at the most.
A person born in 1955 or 1956 must be 60 years old in order to receive additional days of unemployment allowance once the 500-day period of compensation has been reached. For those born in 1957–1960, the lower age limit is 61 years. In addition, the employee must have performed pension-insured work for at least five of the last 20 years. Self-employed persons are not entitled to additional days of unemployment allowance.