If you become unemployed

  1. As soon as you become unemployed, register as a job-seeker via the TE Office’s online service.
  2. After two weeks, complete the daily allowance application in your unemployment fund’s online service.

In most cases, daily allowance claims are processed within two weeks.

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Local government pilot on emploment

If your native language is other than Finnish, Swedish or Saame and your municipality is part of the local government pilot on employment, you might receive you employment services from your local government.

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Calculate your unemployment allowance

Monthly salary

If you are working, join an unemployment fund

If you are still a student, you can join for example during a summer job. By joining a fund you can earnings-related allowance, if you don’t find work straight after graduation.

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Moving for work?

Apply for mobility allowance for moving or commuting costs.

An hour’s commute can entitle you to mobility allowance. To get the allowance, you must be entitled to unemployment benefits before the work starts and the work must last for at least two months.

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Job alternation leave

If you have been working for at least 20 years and in your current job for at least a year, you might be entitled to job alternation leave.

Job alternation leave means, that you can take leave from your work for a maximum of six months and your employer will hire an unemployed person for that time. You don’t receive a salary during the leave, but job alternation compensation.

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