You can join YTK as either as a combined member or a fund member when you fulfill the following conditions:
You are a wage earner under the unemployment security legislation.
A wage earner is an employee who works in an employment relationship or in a public employment relationship. You cannot join YTK as an entrepreneur. Notice that even a family member of an entrepreneur can be considered as an entrepreneur under unemployment security and thus cannot join an unemployment fund.
You are employed at the time of joining.
In other words, you cannot join when you are unemployed, laid off full-time, on an unpaid sick leave, on parental leave or performing military service. As unemployed you can join only with certain restrictions as a person returning to the Finnish labour market.
You are under 68 years old.