You may have a right to the increased earnings-related part in two different situations.
Paying increased earnings-related part after a long working career
Based on a change in unemployment security legislation that becomes valid on 1.1.2017, the increased earnings-related portion paid based on a long working career is terminated. If your employment ends on 1.1.2017 or after, the increased earnings-related portion based on the end of a long working career can no longer be paid.
If your employment has ended before 1.1.2017, you can be paid the increased earnings-related portion based on the end of a long working career for a maximum of 90 days until 30.6.2017 if you fulfill the following preconditions:
- Your employment has ended in terminatio.
- The ending of your employment is not due to you. The ending of your employment is seen due to you, if the employment office has ordered you a period without benefits, i.e. a waiting period.
- By the time of ending the employment, you have accumulated at least 20 years of pension insured employment.
- You have registered as an unemployed job-seeker at the employment office within 60 days from the ending of the employment.
- You have been a member of an employee’s fund for at least five years.
Paying the increased earnings-related portion during employment promoting services
You may be entitled to an increased earnings-related part when taking part in an employment promoting service. A precondition is that taking part in the service has been negotiated with the employment office in your employment plan. The increased earnings-related portion can be paid for the whole duration of the service, even if the service would not be organized five days per week. The increased earnings-related portion can also be paid in between services, if this period is a maximum of 7 calendar days. You can receive a maximum of 200 days of increased earnings-related part.
The amount of increased earnings-related part
The increased earnings-related part is 55 per cent of the difference between the daily salary, on which the daily allowance is based, and the basic part. If your monthly salary, which is the basis for daily allowance, is larger than 3 078,00 euros, your earnings-related portion will be 25 per cent of your daily salary for the portion that goes over the limit. The level of increased earnings-related daily allowance with child increments can only be the same amount as the daily salary, which is the basis for the daily allowance.