Amount and duration of earnings-related daily allowance
The amount of the earnings-related daily allowance is calculated based on your salary or wages before unemployment. Your salaries are calculated from at least the 26 weeks needed to meet the employment requirement. Holiday bonuses and holiday compensation are not included in the pay used to calculate the allowance. You can estimate your earnings-related allowance on the Federation of Unemployment Funds in Finland (TYJ) website.
|Duration of earnings-related allowance|
|300 days||if your work history is shorter than 3 years|
|400 days||if your work history is longer than 3 years|
|500 days||jIf you are at least 58 years old and have been employed for at least 5 years in the past 20 years|
Under certain conditions, earnings-related allowance is paid after the maximum period until retirement age. These are known as additional days. Additional days may be paid if you have reached your maximum days and you meet the age requirement. You also need to have been employed for at least five years during the past 20 years.
Age requirement to qualify for additional days:
60 years of age for those born in 1955–1956
61 years of age for those born in 1957–1960
62 years of age for those born in 1961 or later
Earnings-related allowance, job alternation allowance and mobility allowance are considered income subject to withholding tax.
The unemployment fund normally receives your tax information directly from the tax authorities at the start of the year. New tax cards come into effect from the start of February. If the fund cannot receive your tax information electronically from the tax authorities, we will ask you to send us your tax card.
The withholding tax rate of a tax card issued for an employee is increased to at least 25% for earnings-related daily allowance, job alternation allowance and mobility allowance.