After registering in the SEA the status of unemployed person or job seeker may be granted to a self-employed person or a person receiving author’s fee if:

  • their monthly income is below minimum wage and no social insurance contributions are made;
  • they are making 5% social insurance contributions to retirement insurance, but their monthly income is below minimum wage

A person wishing to retain status of unemployed must inform SEA within one working day, if their income exceeds minimum monthly wage.