Navigation path

Financial support

  • I am a resident in France and am unemployed. I am interested in a vocational training in Belgium, but the French authorities say I will lose my unemployment benefits because the training takes place outside of France. Is that legal?

    POSSIBLY - As long as you are a resident in France and you comply with the conditions set by the national employment authorities, you remain entitled to unemployment benefits.

    If you decide to follow vocational training in another EU country, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS you might be entitled to continue receiving unemployment benefits for a limited period of time.

    The authorities cannot refuse to continue paying you unemployment benefits for the sole reason that the training takes place in another EU country. HOWEVER, they can refuse if the training scheme does not meet any specific criteria that exist under French law.

Help and advice

Help and advice

Get in touch with specialised assistance services

Get advice on your EU rights / Solve problems with a public body