Hi, I have completed my bachelor last year and now I am studying my masters which I am planning to drop out from in the next days.
During my bachelor, a union came to the University and gave us some documents to complete and sign in order to register to their union. Apparently, most of my classmates from back then became a member of the union, but for some reason I did not. Recently I found that I was not actually a member of that union and that if I drop out from the masters, I won’t receive any A-kasse.
I know there is also a rule for recent graduates who can sign in an union after maximum 14 after their graduation. I did not registered to a union after I finished my bachelor because I thought I was already a member.
Is there anything that can be done in order for me to be eligible for A-kasse?
the rules about dagpenge are strict, so you can not do anything about it.
You should have signed up at latest 14 days after graduation from bachelor.
The A-kasse can not make exceptions to this rule.
Another thing: Be aware that Union membership is a different thing than A-kasse membership. You (only) need to be member of A-kasse if you want to gain right to dagpenge. However, because you can not earn right as graduate, you need to earn right as wage-earner.