I have been informed in an A-kasse insurance company that in order to be elegible for unemployment benefits I have to be an A-kasse member for a year and have (at least) 1928 hours of work during that same year. Is that correct? I thought they were computed in a period of three years... I guess there are different ways to interpret the following sentence:
"To be entitled to unemployment benefits when you become unemployed, you must have had at least 52 weeks (1.924 hours) of work within the last three years and been a member of an unemployment insurance fund for at least one year."
I have nine months of contract left, and I have been working full time for a couple of years now. Would it be advisable that I become an A-kasse member? In the worst case that I cannot find a job on time, could I still be a member for 3 months after my contract is over an get unemployment benefits once the year of membership is fulfilled?