Are there any restrictions for granting adjusted daily allowance?

Sometimes we cannot pay an adjusted daily allowance.

We cannot pay an adjusted daily allowance in all situations

  • Before we can pay you adjusted daily allowance, we will check that you fulfil the general preconditions and that there are no obstacles, in the same way as we do with full daily allowance.

  • If your working hours exceed 80% of a full-time employee’s working hours, we cannot pay you adjusted daily allowance. That is because it is not part-time work as determined in the Unemployment Security Act.

  • Also, we cannot pay you an adjusted daily allowance, if your employer cannot monitor your working hours. The reason is  that in such a case, we cannot estimate whether you work less than  80% of the working hours.
  • We cannot pay you an adjusted daily allowance if you are not entitled to it because you work part-time and you have asked for shorter working hours. This means that if you are working full-time and then ask your employer for shorter working hours, we cannot pay you an adjusted daily allowance.

  • Sometimes, you may receive holiday pay based on full-time work when you work part-time. If you receive holiday pay based on full-time work when you work part-time, we cannot pay you an adjusted daily allowance at the same time.
  • There is a maximum limit for an adjusted daily allowance. That maximum amount depends on what your income level was before you became unemployed. Usually, the total amount of your daily allowance plus child increase and your income during the adjustment period can  be at most the same as the salary that was used to calculate your earnings-related daily allowance. This means thatif you have high earnings, we cannot pay you a daily allowance. The purpose of this rule is to ensure that working is always financially more profitable than unemployment.

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