As of July, the clock on the maximum payment period for an earnings-related daily allowance has been stopped altogether. This emergency measure will remain in place until the end of the year, and it applies equally to unemployed job seekers, furloughed workers, part-time employees and individuals who get some of their income from self-employment.
This change expired at the end of the year 2020.
Enacted by Government Proposal 94/2020
Government Proposal 94/2020
Presented to the Parliament of Finland on 5 June 2020
Approved on 22 June 2020
Effective from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2020
Earnings-related daily allowances paid on or after 1 July 2020 will not use up any of the maximum period of time for which unemployment benefits can normally be paid. The maximum payment period will resume running on 1 January 2021.