When you become unemployed, you can apply for earnings-related daily allowance through YTK’s electric service Oma YTK. The application you need to fill in is called the initial daily allowance application. You can get the application from employment office or from our webpage under Forms. If you do not apply for a benefit through Oma YTK, fill in the application in writing, mark the date and sign it, and send it to Yleinen työttömyyskassa YTK, PL 100, 32201 LOIMAA.
Earnings-related daily allowance is applied for retroactively and the precondition for its payment is that you have registered as an unemployed jobseeker at the employment office. The main way to register as a jobseeker is to register online at https://asiointi.mol.fi/omaasiointi/?kieli=fi. The daily allowance is applied for in periods of four weeks, a month or a calendar month. The initial application can be sent for the period of two weeks. The daily allowance cannot be granted for a longer period than 3 months retroactively from the moment of sending in the application without a valid reason, thus the allowance must be applied for within three months from the first unpaid unemployment day. You need to send the fund the necessary attachments with the application, those are told about later.