Travel allowance is paid during services promoting employment for travel and other maintenance costs. The amount of allowance is € 9.00 or € 18.00 per day, and it is paid for five days in a calendar week. The allowance is not taxable. The unemployment fund grants allowance to eligible job seekers, without the need to apply for it separately. A young person under 25 years of age, without occupational education, is paid expense compensation during a work trial with the same preconditions as other job-seeker. The change concerns work trials starting 1.1.2017 and after.
As the training service provider does not necessarily keep track of the presence of the job seeker during labour market training, unemployment benefit subsidized independent study and independent study under the Act on integration promotion, travel allowance is only paid for five days each calendar week. For job search coaching, career coaching and try out period, travel allowance is paid only for days of service attendance, for which the job seeker has costs caused by the participation in the services, for example travel and dining costs.