Who can join as a member?

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.

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