When you are approaching the retirement age, you may be entitled to additional days on earnings-related daily allowance. In that case we can pay you earnings-related daily allowance after the expiration of the maximum payment period up to the end of the calendar month in which you turn 65. However, job-seekers born in 1965 or later are entitled to receive earnings-related daily allowance up to the end of the calendar month in which they fulfil the lowest age for old-age pension referred to in the Employees Pensions Act.
The entitlement to additional days depends on your year of birth and on when your maximum period is up. You may be entitled to additional days, if
You were born in 1955 or 1956 and have turned 60 before the expiration of the maximum period
You were born in 1957–1960 and have turned 61 before the expiration of the maximum period
You were born in 1961 or later and have turned 62 before the expiration of the maximum period
Furthermore, it is required that you have been working for at least five years during the past 20 years.
We see to it that you will not lose any additional days. When your maximum payment period is up, we will automatically check your entitlement to additional days. If you are entitled to additional days, but do not continue to apply, we will contact you and tell you about it.
When you are on additional days, keep your job-seeking valid in the TE Office and continue to apply for daily allowance as per normal. Remember that additional days do not otherwise make any exceptions to what is expected of you as an unemployed person.
When you are retiring, read more detailed instructions here.