The purpose of the mobility allowance is to encourage accepting a job further away than receiving unemployment benefits would otherwise require. The mobility allowance could be used to commuting or other expenses or expenses from moving, caused by accepting the job. There are no limitations for the usage of the mobility allowance.
Applying for mobility allowance
Mobility allowance can be applied for from YTK from 1.1.2017 onwards. Mobility allowance is applied for with a separate Mobility allowance application form that can be found on our website. Attached to the application form is a change notification form with which you can notify us of changes during the employment. The unemployment fund must be notified immediately if the working ends or is interrupted or if the employment ends.
As an attachment to the application, we need a copy of the employment contract or other such clarification of the essential terms of the employment. If you have not received an employment contract before the start of the employment, you can send the attachment to us after receiving it.
Please note that there is no entitlement to mobility allowance, if the application is sent after the employment has started.