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. A light entrepreneur is also typically an entrepreneur. Therefore, as a light entrepreneur you cannot join the YTK.
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.