Benefits for unemployed Croatian Homeland War veterans and their family members

Unemployed Croatian Homeland War veterans and their family members are entitled to financial benefits

Beneficiaries

You are entitled to financial benefits for unemployed Croatian Homeland War veterans and their family members (hereinafter: unemployment benefit) if you meet the requirements stipulated by this Act, i.e. if you are:

a) a beneficiary of the family disability allowance or financial benefit
b) the child of a deceased Croatian Homeland War veteran and the child of a missing Croatian Homeland War veteran who is no longer entitled to family disability allowance, i.e. financial benefit in the amount of family disability allowance
c) the beneficiary of the personal disability allowance
d) a spouse or extramarital partner of a deceased disabled Croatian Homeland War veteran
e) a spouse or extramarital partner of a deceased Croatian Homeland War veteran referred to in Article 8 of this Act who participated in the defence of the sovereignty of the Republic of Croatia for at least 100 days
f) the parent of a deceased disabled Croatian Homeland War veteran who at the time of their death had no spouse or extramarital partner
g) the parent of a deceased Croatian Homeland War veteran referred to in Article 8 of this Act who participated in the defence of the sovereignty of the Republic of Croatia for at least 100 days and who at the time of their death had no spouse or extramarital partner and
h) a Croatian war veteran who participated in the defence of the sovereignty of the Republic of Croatia for at least 100 days and has permanent residence in the Republic of Croatia.

Requirements

If you fall within one of the above categories, in order to qualify for unemployment benefits, you must meet the following requirements:

a) you are unemployed
b) you have no registered company or trade
c) you are not a beneficiary of a pension in the amount of more than 33% of the established budget base
d) you and the members of your household are not beneficiaries of the guaranteed minimum benefit
e) you are not a beneficiary of financial benefits related to vocational rehabilitation or unemployment
f) you and the members of your household are not owners or users of motor vehicles that do not serve to meet basic living needs or motor vessels longer than six meters
g) you and the members of your household are not owners or co-owners or users or co-users of real estate that do not serve to meet basic living needs
h) in the previous calendar year or in the period of three months before the application you and the members of your household do not have a total monthly income per household member of more than 30% of the established budget base
i) you have not been placed in a healthcare institution based on a decision of the competent authority
j) you are not users of accommodation or organised housing at the expense of the state budget of the Republic of Croatia in accordance with the provisions of social welfare regulations or other special regulations, unless you are a homeless person who is a beneficiary of overnight shelter accommodation services and
k) you are not serving a prison sentence, unless you lived in a joint household with the persons you supported before you were sent to prison, and you are required to support the same persons during the serving of the prison sentence.

The amount of the unemployment benefit

If you and the members of your household meet all the requirements and do not have any income, the amount of the benefit is HRK 1,097.58. If you are a Croatian veteran or a disabled Croatian Homeland War veteran, HRK 0.3326 is added to that amount per day of participation in the combat sector.

Submitting an application

You may submit your application for recognition of the status as a Disabled Croatian Homeland War Veteran and related rights to the administrative authority in your county or to the City Office for War Veterans in Zagreb, depending on your residence.