The contribution rules for the quarters obtained during periods of non-compensated unemployment must be known by future retirees. Thus, you effectively validate quarters for your basic pension during these periods. However, you do not get points for your supplementary pension. Since 1980, the number of quarters that you can validate during uncompensated unemployment thus depends on several factors. Explanations.

If you were unemployed without compensation before 1980, the rule was the same for everyone: you had the right to validate a quarter every 50 days, within the limit of 4 quarters per year. Currently, if you are unemployed without compensation, you can postpone this period by 5 years, if you combine three conditions. To do this, you must have contributed to one or more compulsory basic pensions for at least 20 years. It is also compulsory to be at least 55 years old when your unemployment benefit ends, but also not to contribute to a new compulsory basic old-age insurance scheme.

If you are unemployed without compensation and you have never obtained compensation before, you can validate a quarter every 50 days, up to 6 quarters, i.e. 18 months of unemployment. These six quarters have the possibility of being assessed at one time, over a period of one and a half years. Before 2011, it was not allowed to validate more than four quarters, i.e. one year of uncompensated unemployment. If your non-compensated unemployment period took place after July 1, 2012, you do not need to provide any supporting documents. If this period was established before this date, you can produce a sworn statement, which specifies that you were involuntarily unemployed.