Finnish sent employees belong under the Finnish social security and unemployment insurance while working abroad.
Finnish sent employee
- A Finnish employer sends you to work in another country.
- The unemployment insurance payments and unemployment fund membership fees are still paid in Finland.
- Thus you still belong under the Finnish social security and unemployment insurance while working abroad.
- Working abroad is taken into account in the employment condition in the same way it would be for work performed in Finland. A precondition for taking the employment into account is that you have maintained your membership in a Finnish unemployment fund.
When returning from an EU/EEA country, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Quebec, Israel, Chile and Australia, we ask you to deliver the A1 certificate from The Finnish Centre for Pensions. The Finnish Centre for Pensions decides whether or not you belong under the Finnish social security during your secondment abroad. We here at the unemployment fund need the certificate so that we can note that the employment counts towards the employment condition.
When returning from a country not stated above, we ask you to deliver a decision from the Social Insurance Institution stating that you were under the residence based social security during your employment abroad.