The precondition for receiving earnings-related daily allowance is that you are a member of an unemployment fund and that during insured time you have met the 26 weeks employee’s employment condition. The membership condition and the employment condition are checked when your daily allowance application is handled. It is also checked that all other preconditions for receiving daily allowance under the unemployment security act are met.
The employment office gives the fund a statement on meeting the labour politic preconditions for receiving daily allowance. You need to be registered as an unemployed job-seeker, be able to work and seek full time work. The statement also includes information on the possible labour politic hindrances for receiving daily allowance. The main way to register as a jobseeker is to register online at https://asiointi.mol.fi/omaasiointi/?kieli=fi.
Earnings-related daily allowance can be paid to a person who resides in Finland. As a rule, the person must be insured in the country where they work, thus a person who has moved into Finland is seen residing in Finland, if they work in Finland.