If You Become Unemployed

Right away


You can get earnings-related daily allowance only after you have registered as an unemployed job-seeker at the TE Office. Make the registration on your first day of unemployment/lay-off at the latest.  It is easily done at the website of the TE Office. The registration cannot be done retroactively so make sure you don’t forget it.

​​​​​​​When you register as a job-seeker in the online service of the TE Office, make sure that you also submit an assessment of service need and an employment plan. Without those your job-seeking will expire within a few days from registering.

After 2 weeks


When the unemployment or lay-off has lasted for two weeks, you can send us your first application for daily allowance. The most convenient way is to send it via the OmaYTK online service. The service will advise and guide you in filling in the form and sending the necessary attachments.

After you have sent the application


Now you can concentrate on the most important part – seeking a new job. We handle your application for daily allowance as soon as possible. In case your application is missing essential attachments, we will ask you for them straight away. Remember, that as a combined member of YTK you are able to utilise the member services promoting employment, for example by participating in the Recruitment Day or by acquiring online coaching in job-seeking at a member price.

Who can get daily allowance and who not?

There are certain preconditions and obstacles in receiving daily allowance. When you apply for daily allowance, we will check them for you.

The central precondition for receiving earnings-related daily allowance is that you have met the precondition of 26 calendar weeks of employment before your unemployment.

The purpose of earnings-related daily allowance is to secure your income during unemployment. That is why it might not be possible to pay you daily allowance if you have other income. The purpose of earnings-related daily allowance is also to support your job-seeking. The TE Office will help you with that. If you neglect the job-seeking, the TE Office might consider that you are no longer entitled to the unemployment benefit.

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