You acquire the right to unemployment benefit if you have at least 9 months of working relationship in the last 24 months at the time of the termination of your employment or self-employment.
In order to realise that right in the Republic of Croatia (or other Member States of the European Union, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland), the time you have spent working in any of the Member States of the European Union, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland will be taken into account.
For example, if you have worked in the Republic of Croatia for 4 months, and before that you have worked for 5 months in any other EU Member State, when determining the right to unemployment benefit, the time you spent working in both states will be taken into account.
Periods of work in other states (as well as other data important for the realisation of the right to unemployment benefit, e.g. the reason for employment termination, salary amounts …) are confirmed by the PD U1 form issued by the employment agency/service of the state in which work was performed. If you are unable to obtain the U1 form yourself, the Croatian Employment Service will obtain the necessary documentation from the competent institutes by official means.