Services promoting employment

Services promoting employment

If you take part in a service promoting employment arranged by the TE Office, you will receive a higher rate of daily allowance during the service. In addition you can receive an expense allowance during the services apart from self-directed study.

You can claim unemployment benefits during your participation in the TE Office’s services promoting employment even if you are subject to a cooling off period or personal liability contribution.

Services promoting employment include:

  • Training in job-seeking
  • Career training
  • Work trials
  • Rehabilitative work activities
  • Labour market training
  • Self-directed study
  • Self-study included as part of integration training required by the Finnish State

The higher rate of earnings-related allowance depends on your daily allowance.

Daily allowance before service/month Daily allowance for the service/month
EUR 1,054 EUR 1,123
EUR 1,269 EUR 1,387
EUR 1,485 EUR 1,650
EUR 1,700 EUR 1,913

Expense allowance can be claimed at a rate of EUR 9 per day (i.e. approx. EUR 194 per month). The higher rate of expense allowance can be claimed at a rate of EUR 18 per day (i.e. approx. EUR 387 per month). The higher rate of the expense allowance is paid when the participation in the service promoting employment requires you to travel beyond the area in which you work or when the service is provided by a municipality other than your local one and you have to pay for accommodation. The expense allowance is non-taxable income.

The TE Office helps with job-seeking

The purpose of the TE Office is to support you if you become unemployed. Among other things, the TE Office arranges various courses and services to increase your employability. You can find more information about the TE Office and the services they provide on their website.

Good to know

  • The TE Office offers courses and services during which you can get a higher daily allowance. When you participate in one of these services, you can also receive a daily allowance despite a cooling off period or personal liability.
  • Mobility allowance helps when you incur expenses from work-related journeys and relocations. If you work part-time, you are eligible for benefit if your journey to work is 1 hour in either direction.
  • Part-time work (80% of full working time) and piecemeal/gig work can be done while in receipt of a daily allowance. Further information: Working when receiving allowance
  • You can receive the daily allowance if you travel to another EU country for the purpose of job-seeking. Further information: Job-seeking in the EU