Tideover allowance

Do you live in Belgium?

If you have unintentionally become unemployed without pay, you are entitled to a tideover allowance under the social security regime for seafarers. To be eligible, you must register on the Pool List as a jobseeker.

Category A

You are entitled to a tideover allowance under category A if, during the twenty-four-month period preceding the application, you worked in Belgian merchant shipping three hundred working days.

Category B

You are entitled to a tideover allowance under category B if, during the twelve-month period preceding the application, you worked in Belgian merchant shipping one hundred and fifty working days.

Do you not live in Belgium?

Then the rules on the tideover allowance are different for you. For information, please turn to the competent body of the country where you live.