First you need to register at the TE Office as a job-seeker. That should be done on the first day of the lay-off at the latest, because daily allowance will only be paid starting from registering as a job-seeker.
The easiest way to register is on the TE Office website.
When the lay-off has lasted for two weeks, you can send the first application for earnings-related daily allowance to us. If the duration of the lay-off is shorter than that, you can send your application as soon as the lay-off period ends. The easiest way to send the application is by using our online service OmaYTK.
Note! Temporary legislation during exceptional circumstances
The TE Office will not examine the labour policy requirements of people laid off on or after 16 March 2020. The amendment does not apply to people who were laid off before this date or who are completely unemployed. People who are laid off must still register with the TE Office as unemployed jobseekers. People who are laid off are also obliged to take up employment offered by their own employer. The amendments will be valid until 31 July 2020.
After the first application, the daily allowance will be applied for in periods of at least four weeks, one month or one calendar month. If your lay-off starts in the middle of the week, fill in the first application up to Sunday two weeks from the start date. It will then be easier for you to apply for daily allowance later.
Please remember that we can only pay daily allowance retroactively for a period of three months. So you should send your application to us within three months from the date from which on you wish to apply for daily allowance. The same three-month period also applies to all subsequent applications.