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How much adjusted daily allowance is paid?

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

  • Done!

example 1

Salary € 1 300, full daily allowance € 67,72, the application period includes 20 days for which compensation is paid; tax rate  20%.

1 300,00 €
1 300,00 € - 300,00 € = 1 000,00 €
1 000,00 € / 2 = 500,00 €
500,00 € / 21,5 p = 23,26 € /p
67,72 €/p - 23,26 €/p = 44,46 €/p
44,46 €/p x 20 p = 889,20 €
889,20 € x (1 – 0,20) = 711,36 €
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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 calclulate 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 / 21.5 days
                                                                                                = EUR 65.12/day
Earned income per day used to calculate the daily allowance   EUR 1,800.00 / 21.5 days
                                                                                                 = EUR 83.72/day
Adjusted daily allowance                                                          EUR 83.72/day - EUR 65.12/day
                                                                                                 = EUR 18.60/day

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 2020, the basic unemployment allowance is EUR 33.66.

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 days
                                                                                                    = EUR 65.12/day
Earned income per day EUR                                                         1,300.00 / 21.5 days
                                                                                                     = EUR 60.47/day
Maximum amount of the adjusted daily allowance                         EUR 65.12/day - EUR 60.47/day
​​​​​​​                                                                                                      = EUR 4.65/day

Review of the minimum amount
EUR 33.66 - ((EUR 1,300.00 - EUR 300.00) x 0.5) / 21.5) = EUR 10.40

The minimum amount is more than the maximum amount, so the adjusted daily allowance is EUR 10.40.​​​​​​​

DID YOU KNOW?

You can check the salary that was used to calculate your earnings-related daily allowance in OmaYTK. This  salary is also shown in the decision regarding your daily allowance.

Earnings-based or payment-based?

When you work part-time, we take into account the salary you earn  for the application period during which the salary is paid. For example, if you work in August, we will not take the salary earned in August into account until it is paid. If the salary is paid in August, we will take it  into account when determining the amount of daily allowance for August. If the salary is paid in September, we will take it into account when determining the amount of daily allowance for September, even if you did the work in August. This means that we take the income from part-time work  into account payment-based.

There are exceptions to this rule. The first exception is that you have been laid off by shortening your working week or your work has been partially prevented due to the weather. In these cases, the effect of  your income on your daily allowance is earnings-based. This means that we will take it into account for  the application period during which you did the work.

The second exception is a case where an intentional attempt has been made to affect the amount of the daily allowance by setting the payday. In such cases, we can use earnings-based adjustment.

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