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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
We can pay daily allowance without a
​​​​​​​decision for up to six months.
Applies to application periods starting
​​​​​​​no later than 31 December 2022.
We are not applying a specific adjustment period.
Applies to application periods starting
​​​​​​​no later than 31 December 2022.
No longer in force:
These are no longer in force:
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 30 November 2020 and ​​​​​​​30 November 2021.
The adjustment of business income can be done
on the basis of the applicant's declaration. The
reported income data does not need to be
​​​​​​​checked retrospectively.
Applies to application periods starting
​​​​​​​no later than 31 November 2022.
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 30 November 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 November 2021.
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.

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

Amendment
Validity and application
The TE Office does not examine the studies
​​​​​​​of laid-off individuals.
Effective from 16 March 2020 until
​​​​​​​31 December 2021.
No longer in force:
These are no longer in force:
The TE Office does not investigate the
​​​​​​​entrepreneurial activities of laid-off individuals.
Effective from 16 March until ​​​​​​​31 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.