How much earnings-related daily allowance is paid?

You can estimate the amount of your earnings-related daily allowance with our calculator.

Earnings-related daily allowance includes the basic part (35,72 €) and the earnings-related part.

The amount of the earnings-related part of daily allowance is calculated from your income using the rules set in the law. Because of this, the salary used in the calculation is not directly comparable to your salary.

We look at your  salary at least for the period when you fulfil the working condition.

We start by deducting the elements that are not considered to be part of the regular salary. Such elements may include holiday pay and holiday compensation.

Then we make a statutory deduction of 4,29 % from the salary.

This gives us  the salary that was used to calculate your daily allowance for the period when you fulfil the working condition. When we divide the salary by the number of calculated working days during the period, we get your daily salary. We use this amount to calculate the earnings-related part.

The earnings-related part is 45% of the difference between your daily salary and the basic part.

We will pay the daily allowance  for  five days per calendar week at the most.

Example 1

The taxable salary during the period when you fulfil the working condition  is 18 750 €. There are 130 working days in the period, and the earnings include a holiday compensation of 2 500 €.

At first,  we deduct the holiday compensation (2 500 €) from the salary (18 750 €). The remaining amount is 16 250 €.

After the statutory deduction (4,29 %) the sum is 15 552,88 €.

We divide that sum by the number of calculated working days during the period (130). This gives us a daily salary of 119,64 €.

We deduct the basic part (35,72 €) from the daily salary (119,64 €). We multiply the difference (83,92 €) by 45%. This gives us an earnings-related part of 37,76 €.

The basic part (35,72 €) plus earnings-related part (37,76 €) brings the total amount of the earnings-related daily allowance to 73,48 €.

18 750,00 € - 2 500,00 € = 16 250,00 €
16 250,00 € x 0,9571 = 15 552,88 €
15 552,88 € ÷ 130 = 119,64 €
119,64 € - 34,50 € = 83,92 €
83,92 € x 0,45 = 37,76 €
35,72 € + 37,76 € = 73,48 €

Income limit

If your monthly income is more than 3 393,02 €, the calculation process is a little more complicated. Up to the income limit (3 393,02 €), the earnings-related part of your daily allowance includes 45% of the income that exceeds the basic part. The percentage for the amount exceeding the income limit is 20.

The income limit per day is 157,80 €.

Example 2

The taxable salary during the period when you fulfil the working condition  is 28 125 €. There are 130 working days in the period, and the earnings include a holiday compensation of 3 750 €.

At first, we deduct the holiday compensation (3 750 €) from the salary (28 125 €). The remaining amount is 24 375 €.

After the statutory deduction (4,29 %) the sum is 23 329,31 €.

We divide that sum by the number of calculated working days during the period (130). This gives us e daily salary of 179,46 €.

We start by calculating the earnings-related part up to the income limit (3 277,50 €). We deduct the basic (35,72 €) from the daily salary at the income limit level (EUR 157,80). We then multiply the difference (EUR 122,08) by 45%. This brings the earnings-related part below the income limit to EUR 54,94.

We calculate the part of the earnings-related part that exceeds the income limit by  deducting the daily salary at the income limit level (EUR 157,80) from the daily salary (EUR 179,46). We then multiply the difference (EUR 21,60) by 20%. This brings the earnings-related part that exceeds the income limit  to EUR 4,33.

The total daily allowance is the basic part (35,72 €) plus the earnings-related part below the income limit (EUR 54,94) and the earnings-related part exceeding the income limit (EUR 4,33). Thus, the total amount of the earnings-related daily allowance is EUR  94,99.

28 125,00 € - 3 750,00 € = 24 375,00 €
24 375,00 € x 0,9571 = 23 329,31 €
23 329,31 € ÷ 130 =179,46 €

157,80 € - 35,72 € = 122,08 €
122,08 € x 0,45 = 54,94 €

179,46 € - 157,80 € = 21,66 €
21,66 € x 0,20 = 4,33 €

35,72 € + 54,94 € + 4,33 € = 94,99 €

Annual income

If the work and the resulting earned income have been seasonal, the daily allowance shall be based on the annual income for the 12 months immediately preceding unemployment.

Work and the resulting earned income are seasonal if, due to natural conditions or other similar reasons, work can only be done at a certain time of the year and if the workload and the earned income from work are therefore significantly higher than usual.

In the annual income calculation, we take into account the earned income received during the definition period and also all other personal income treated as salary. In other words, the annual income calculation takes into account all income types that you have received on the basis of an employment relationship as compensation for work done. In the calculation of the annual income, we do not deduct from salary, for example, holiday bonuses or holiday pay, which are otherwise regularly deducted in the salary calculation based on your established salary.

The calculation of the annual income is not only based on earned income, but also takes into account some social benefits, compensation for loss of earnings and subsidies. The Finnish Government comprehensively lists the benefits to be taken into account in the annual income calculation. These benefits shall be taken into account only to the extent that they are taxable.

The annual income is calculated taking into account the annual income for the 12 months immediately preceding unemployment. The amount per month of annual income is obtained by dividing the annual income by 12, and the daily salary is obtained by dividing the monthly income by 21.5.

Example 3 Annual income calculation

Annual income 20,000 €
Other income to be taken into account 5,000 €

20 000 € x 0,9571 = 19 142 €
19 142 € + 5 000 € =  24 142 €
24 142 € ÷ 12 = 2011,83 €
2011,83 € / 21,5 = 93,57 €

93,57 € - 35,72 € = 57,85 €
57,85 € x 0,45 = 26,03 €
34,50 € + 26,03 € = 61,75 €

Child increase

Child increase may be paid to earnings-related daily allowance if you are the guardian of a child younger than 18 years. The child increase for one child is 5,60 €, 8,23 € for two children and 10,61 € for three children or more.

Example 4

Earnings-related daily allowance according to example 1:

18 750,00 € - 2 500,00 € = 16 250,00 €
16 250,00 € x 0,9571 = 15 552,88 €
15 552,88 € ÷ 130 = 119,64 €
119,64 € - 35,72 € = 83,92 €
83,92 € x 0,45 = 37,76 €
35,72 € + 37,76 € = 73,48 €

Child increase for one child:

73,48 € + 5,60 € = 79,08 €

Child increase for two children:

73,48 € + 8,23 € = 81,71 €

Child increase for three or more children:

73,48 € + 10,61 € = 84,09 €

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