Compilation of the validity of corona virus changes

Due to the coronavirus, numerous exceptions have been made to unemployment security, and these exceptions have been extended at various stages. Here's a compilation of how these changes apply.

Amendments related to the payment of earnings-related daily allowance

Amendment
Validity and application
The maximum period of time for which an
earnings-related daily allowance can be paid will
​​​​​​​not be affected by any time ​​​​​​​spent on lay-off.
Applies to lay-offs that have begun 16 March 2020
or after. For these individuals, the clock on the
maximum payment period was stopped from
16 March until 30 June 2020. The exception has
since been extended by another amendment until
​​​​​​​31 December 2020.
The maximum period of time for which an
earnings-related daily allowance can be paid
will not be affected by the lay-off or
​​​​​​​unemployment period.
For these individuals, the clock on the maximum
payment period was stopped from 1 July until
​​​​​​​31 December 2020.
The working condition of earnings-related daily
​​​​​​​allowance is 13 weeks.
We may use a reduced working condition if the
usual working condition of 26 calendar weeks is
not met. In addition, the condition is that the
working condition has accumulated one week
after 1 March 2020 and the payment of
earnings-related daily allowance will begin no later
than 31 December 2020. The working condition
must then be fulfilled by 30 December 2020 at the
​​​​​​​latest.
We can pay earnings-related daily allowance
from the very first day of unemployment without
​​​​​​​a waiting period.
We can pay without a waiting period if the waiting
period starts between 16 March and
​​​​​​​31 December 2020.
The exempt amount of the earnings-related daily
​​​​​​​allowance is temporarily EUR 500 per month.
Applies to application periods beginning starting
​​​​​​​1 June 2020 to 31 March 2021.
You can receive mobility allowance for full-time
work on the basis of a two-hour back-and-forth
​​​​​​​commute.
Applies to employment relationships beginning from
​​​​​​​12 June 2020 to 31 March 2021.
Self-employed people can apply for labour
market subsidies from Kela if their income from ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
self-employment has decreased due to
​​​​​​​coronavirus.
Self-employed people can apply for labour market
support from Kela between 16 March 2020 and
​​​​​​​31 March 2021.

Legislative amendments relating to labour market policy conditions​​​​​​​

Amendment
Validity and application
The TE Office does not investigate the
​​​​​​​entrepreneurial activities of laid-off individuals.
Effective from 16 March until
​​​​​​​12 December 2020.
The TE Office can give you more time to
complete your voluntary studies if your studies
have been delayed due to the coronavirus
​​​​​​​epidemic.
Effective from 1 August
​​​​​​​until 31 December 2020.
You will not lose your right to benefits even if
you have not made a service needs assessment
or employment plan at the TE Office. You will
also not lose your right to benefits if you
discontinue a service that supports employment
due to the coronavirus epidemic. Your entitlement
to benefits will also not be affected if your
short-term studies are prolonged by more than
​​​​​​​6 months due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Effective from 16 March until
​​​​​​​31 December 2020.
You will not lose the right to benefits even if you
do not do the tasks mentioned in the employment
​​​​​​​plan.
Effective from 16 March until
31 January 2021.
The TE Office does not interview everyone.
Effective from 16 March until
​​​​​​​31 January 2021.
The TE Office does not examine the studies
​​​​​​​of laid-off individuals.
Effective from 16 March 2020 until
​​​​​​​31 December 2021.