Newsletter March 21

Government proposes amendments to unemployment security

The Government has been compiling a package that will be used to combat the economic impacts of the coronavirus epidemic. The package also includes proposed amendments to unemployment security. The legislation is not yet in force, and the details are not known. We will provide information as soon as we know more.

According to the proposal the amendments would enter into force retroactively from 16 March on and remain in force until 16 June 2020. It is not known on what kind of a schedule the laws can be prepared and passed.

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  1. Find information on our website at
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  3. Send a message through OmaYTK service
  4. Call our customer service.

Up to date information

If you are laid off, you should do the following right away:

  1. Log in OmaYTK and update your contact information.
  2. Order a revised tax card for a benefit through the Tax Administration’s OmaVero service. Enter Yleinen työttömyyskassa YTK (General Unemployment Fund YTK) as the payer of the benefit.
  3. Register as an unemployed job-seeker at