Is it possible to take a break from job searching without taking benefits and then get back to active searching again?

And if it is possible what are the conditions or possible time?
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yes it is possible.

From the time you first time receive benefits ("dagpenge") you have up to 2 years with benefits, that must be used within a period of 3 years.

You only spend of the available benefits period, when you actually get paid benefits.

14 days before you plan to take a break/holiday you must register this at Your A-kasse will automatically get this information also.

Then the A-kasse and Jobcenter know that they should not call you in for meetings and check your joblog (jobsearching) at

The period you take a break/are registered with holiday, will extend the period you can have benefits in the last end.

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