When is daily allowance re-calculated?

As a general rule, the daily allowance is calculated whenever you fulfil the condition regarding employment. There are exceptions to that rule.

Re-calculation of the daily allowance

When you fulfil the condition regarding employment, the calculation of the maximum period for the daily allowance period will start over, and at the same time we will re-calculate your earnings-related daily allowance.

So as a general rule we will re-calculate your daily allowance whenever you fulfil the condition regarding employment.

We will not, however, re-calculate your daily allowance, if the maximum payment period in accordance with the re-calculated daily allowance were to start within one year from the beginning of the previous maximum period and if the daily allowance was calculated at the beginning of the previous maximum payment period. So we will re-calculate your daily allowance at most once a year.

The daily allowance is protected in such a way that if a period during which you have been in an employment-promoting service is included in your condition regarding employment, we will not re-calculate your daily allowance, even if the condition regarding employment were fulfilled.

The maximum payment period for the daily allowance period in turn will start over whenever you fulfil the condition regarding employment.

Daily allowance will not necessarily decrease or increase

As daily allowance is re-calculated at most once a year, your daily allowance will not decrease, even if you had taken on a short-term job in which the pay is lower than before.

On the other hand, it means that if you take on a short-term job in which the pay is higher than before, your daily allowance will not increase.

Protection for the daily allowance

When you fulfil the condition regarding employment again, and more than a year has passed since the previous calculation of daily allowance, we will re-calculate your daily allowance.

If, however, you have fulfilled the new condition regarding employment before the expiry of the previous maximum payment period, the new daily allowance is always at least 80 per cent of the earnings-related daily allowance paid to you previously.

So even if you had done work in which the pay was lower than before, the new daily allowance will not necessarily decrease in the same proportion.

Re-calculation of daily allowance in obligatory employment and for over 58-year-olds

If your condition regarding employment has been fulfilled in a job in which you have been employed on the basis of employment obligation, we will not re-calculate your daily allowance, unless the daily allowance calculated on the basis of new income information is higher than the previously determined daily allowance.

The same procedure is applied when your condition regarding employment has been fulfilled after you have turned 58. So we will not re-calculate your daily allowance, unless the daily allowance calculated on the basis of the new income information is higher than the previously determined daily allowance.

The requirement for both protection rules is that daily allowance has been paid previously. Otherwise there is nothing that the new daily allowance could be compared to.

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