The amount of the adjusted daily allowance depends on how much you earn.
You can use our daily allowance calculator to estimate the amount of your adjusted daily allowance.
In general, we calculate the amount of adjusted daily allowance as follows:
take the salary
deduct the protection (€ 300/month or € 279/four weeks)
divide the result by two
divide the result by 21,5
deduct the result from full daily allowance
Salary € 1 300, full daily allowance € 67,72, the application period includes 20 days for which compensation is paid; tax rate 20 %.
Salary: 1 300,00 €
Protection sum: 1 300,00 € - 300,00 € = 1 000,00 €
Divided by two: 1 000,00 € / 2 = 500,00 €
Divided by 21,5 d: 500,00 € / 21,5 d = 23,26 € /d
Deducted: 67,72 €/d - 23,26 €/d = 44,46 €/d
Adjusted daily allowance: 44,46 €/d
Allowance from application period: 44,46 €/d x 20 d = 889,20 €
Allowance after taxes: 889,20 € x (1 – 0,20) = 711,36 €
Salary plus allowance: 1 300,00 € + 711,36 € = 2 011,36 €
As well as the general rule, maximum and minimum amounts also apply to the adjusted daily allowance.
The maximum amount depends on the salary that was used to calculate your earnings-related daily allowance. The adjusted daily allowance including child increase plus your income cannot amount to more than your salary. If your income is higher than your salary that was used to calculate your allowance, no daily allowance will be paid. We do not take into account the exempt when we calculate the maximum amount.
The maximum amount is calculated by deducting the earned income from the salary that was used to calculate the daily allowance. If the amount is zero or less, no daily allowance will be paid. If the amount is more than zero, the amount of the daily allowance is calculated by deducting the earned income per day from the daily salary that was used to calculate the daily allowance. You can check your earned income per day that was used to calculate your daily allowance on the daily allowance decision in OmaYTK. You can also use our calculator to estimate your earned income per day.
Example 2, maximum amount 1
Salary EUR 1,800; salary that was used to calculate the daily allowance EUR 1,800; the exempt is not taken into account
EUR 1,800.00 - EUR 1,800.00 = EUR 0.00
No daily allowance will be paid
Example 3, maximum amount 2
Salary EUR 1400 per month; salary that was used to calculate the daily allowance EUR 1800 per month; the exempt is not taken into account
Earned income per day EUR 1,400.00 / 21.5d = EUR 65.12/d
Earned income per day used to
calculate the daily allowance: EUR 1,800.00 / 21.5d = EUR 83.72/d
Adjusted daily allowance: EUR 83.72/d - EUR 65.12/d = EUR 18.60/d
However, the earnings-related daily allowance is at least the same as the basic unemployment allowance and any child increase would be after the earned income is taken into account. In 2023, the basic unemployment allowance is EUR 37,21 €.
Example 4, minimum amount
Salary EUR 1,300 per month; salary that was used to calculate the daily allowance EUR 1,400 per month.
Earned income per day used to
calculate the daily allowance: EUR 1,400.00 / 21.5 d = EUR 65.12/d
Earned income per day: EUR 1,300.00 / 21.5 d= EUR 60.47/d
Maximum amount of
the adjusted daily allowance: EUR 65.12/d- EUR 60.47/d= EUR 4.65/d
Review of the minimum amount:
EUR 37,21 - ((EUR 1,300.00 - EUR 300.00) x 0.5) / 21.5) = EUR 13,95
The minimum amount is more than the maximum amount, so the adjusted daily allowance is EUR 13,95.