An unemployed person’s right to earnings-related daily allowance cannot be solved merely on the basis of being a member of an unemployment fund. The membership of the fund is however an absolute precondition for receiving earnings-related daily allowance from the fund. Provided that other conditions are met, the right to fund benefits such as earnings-related daily allowance and compensation for job alternation leave, is established when you meet the membership and the employment condition. The most important obligation of the member of the fund is to be sure to pay the annual membership fee on time. Only by paying the membership fee can you maintain your membership and your right to unemployment security.
Only a member of the unemployment fund can have the right to earnings-related daily allowance from the unemployment fund. It is important to notice that the right to a daily allowance is not solved by the grounds of membership alone, but the right is solved when the insurance is taken into action, in practice when the unemployment begins. A person’s, who has been made redundant or laid off, right to unemployment daily allowance can begin at the earliest from the day, when they have been registered as a job seeker at the employment office.
The most important obligation of the member of the fund is to be sure to pay the annual membership fee on time. Only by paying the membership fee can you maintain your membership and your right to unemployment security.
YTK’s membership fee is set and confirmed for a calendar year. For the year 2014, ie. for the period of 1.1. - 31.12.2014, the confirmed sum of membership fee is 99 euros. The Financial Supervisory Authority confirms the membership fee annually. Because it is a calendar-yearly membership fee, it is to be paid in full, even if joining or resigning happens in the middle of the year. The membership fee has to be paid even when you are studying, on maternity – or care leave, doing your military service or unemployed.
The year following the joining and after that the membership fee bill comes to you automatically during the beginning of the year, either as an e-bill, via post or to Itella’s NetPosti depending on what you have chosen. An unpaid membership fee can be collected from a payable benefit after the due date.
A member has the responsibility to maintain their contact information up to date. Remember to inform us about address change, name change or for example about the change of your e-mail address through Oma YTK, through YTK’s webpages or by telephone, e-mail or mail. You don’t have to inform us about changing jobs or a change in your wages.