You might be entitled to adjusted earnings-related daily allowance in the situation that you have a valid employment contract or you have entrepreneurial activities. A precondition is that your employment and entrepreneurship is part-time. The same preconditions that apply to full earnings-related daily allowance also otherwise apply to adjusted earnings-related daily allowance (Preconditions for receiving earnings-related daily allowance). You must register with the TE offices as you would if you were completely unemployed.
You might be entitled to adjusted earnings-related daily allowance in the following cases:
- You work part-time. In part-time work the working hours are a maximum of 80% of the full time working hours in the field. If the field does not have a maximum work time defined, your working hours are compared to the general regular working hours which are eight hours per day and 40 hours per week.
- There is no entitlement to daily allowance, however, if the part-time work is based on your own request to shorten the working hours. You only have an entitlement to adjusted daily allowance if you have, while unemployed or during a now ended full time work, accepted a part-time work or when your employer has one-sidedly changed your work to part-time work taking into consideration the period of termination.
- Your daily working hours have been shortened due to a lay-off. If the lay-off is carried out full time or by shortening the weekly working hours, you are entitled to full earnings-related daily allowance for the lay-off days. If you work part-time and get laid off, you are paid an adjusted daily allowance.
- If your employment has been prevented due to such work dispute that has no effect on your working conditions or environment.
- You have accepted full time employment at maximum for two weeks.
If your employment lasts for over two weeks, you will be paid full daily allowance for before and after the employment and you are not entitled to adjusted daily allowance for the time of employment.
- You have income from entrepreneurial activities that last a maximum of two weeks, part-time entrepreneurial activities or own work. A full time entrepreneur is not entitled to earnings-related daily allowance at all. The TE offices solve whether the entrepreneurship is full time or part-time. The TE offices give a statement that binds the unemployment fund. Own work includes activities which you do not perform as an entrepreneur as such but not as an employee either.
The amount of adjusted daily allowance is based on the full earnings-related daily allowance. From 1.1.2014 onwards a 300/279 euro protection for income is taken into account in adjusting the daily allowance. Due to the protection, your income only reduces the amount of your earnings-related daily allowance if the protection part is surpassed. Thus only the part of salary or income that surpasses the protection part during the adjusting period is taken into account in the adjustment. The amount of adjusted daily allowance is calculated so that half (50%) of the income earned during the adjustment period that surpasses the protection part is reduced from the full daily allowance.
- The protection is 300 euros when the adjustment period is a month or when a calculatory income is used on a special adjustment period.
- The protection is 279 euros when the adjustment period is four calendar weeks.
Adjusted daily allowance is paid in the same amount for all days included in the adjustment period. The daily allowance can be paid for five days per week at maximum. Adjusted earnings-related daily allowance is counted towards the maximum period of daily allowance. Adjusted earnings-related daily allowance is transformed to correspond to full daily allowance days when calculating the maximum payment period.
Please inform us of all the working hours from the application period in your daily allowance application. In order to pay adjusted daily allowance, we need your clarification of income from work or entrepreneurial activities that are taken into account in the adjustment. For this reason we need you to attach a salary certificate or calculation for the application period from your employer to your application. To avoid confusion, you should always make sure that the working hours marked in the daily allowance application correspond with the information in the salary certificate and/or calculation.