The amount of your earnings-related daily allowance is defined again when a new maximum period of daily allowance starts, i.e. you fulfill a new 26 calendar week employment condition. The amount of daily allowance is not defined again when it has last been defined at the beginning of the last maximum period of daily allowance and the following maximum time begins within a year of the beginning of the previous maximum time. The level of earnings-related daily allowance, however, changes annually when the basic part is checked against the pension index.
Your daily allowance is not defined again in the following situations either, even if a new employment condition is fulfilled:
- If you receive daily allowance based on the entitlement to additional days.
- If you fulfill a new employment condition during employment training or own studies for which you have received unemployment benefits.
- If your employment condition has been fulfilled again in work where you have been employed based on an obligation under legislation on public employment and business (obligational work), the amount of daily allowance might not necessarily be defined again when you fulfill a new employment condition. The definition is only done in case the salary defined by the new income information would be larger than the previously defined salary.
If the definition of earnings-related daily allowance’s level is done again before the maximum period of daily allowance days is used up, the level of daily allowance is protected by the so-called 80% rule: The unemployment daily allowance based on the new income information has to be at least 80% of the previously paid daily allowance. The comparison is done to earnings-related daily allowance without the possible child increase and increased earnings-related portion.