Newsletter: YTK’s membership fee invoicing 2021

YTK membership invoicing 2021

The membership fee of General Unemployment Fund YTK for 2021 is 119 euros a year i.e. just under 10 euros per month.

We will send the membership invoices for the next year on 4 January 2021. Depending on the invoicing method you will receive your membership invoice either as an e-invoice directly to your online bank or to your home address by post. The due date is in January and it may vary depending on your month of birth.

Check your contact information and order e-invoice 

Please ensure in our online service OmaYTK that your contact information is up-to-date. At the same time you can check the method for receiving the invoice.

If you are still receiving a paper invoice, we recommend that you switch to e-invoice as most of our members have already done. E-invoice is an easy, fast, cost-efficient and ecological way to pay your yearly membership fee.

You need to make the e-invoice authorisation in your own online bank. You will find the information needed for the authorisation in OmaYTK under Membership fees.

If you are a member of both General Unemployment Fund YTK and the YTK Association, you need to make the authorisations separately for both of them. The membership and reference numbers of the unemployment fund and the association differ from each other. 

Pay your membership fee by the due date

Only those who have paid their membership fee are members and thus entitled to receive earnings-related benefits. YTK will terminate the memberships of those who have failed to pay their membership fee. If your membership ends at termination of membership by YTK, you will not be entitled to security through membership of YTK. At the same time, you will also lose the accumulated membership and employment periods. In that case you need to re-apply for the membership and start accumulating the condition regarding membership and employment required for the right to receive earnings-related daily allowance from the beginning.

Combined membership includes e.g. insurance cover (occupational liability and legal expenses + leisure time accident insurance) and the cover will expire, if the membership fee has not been paid.

Pay the membership fee in any case

The membership fee of YTK is the same for all members and it must be paid in all cases. If you are e.g. a student, in military or civil service, on maternity or parental leave or on a long sick leave, you should pay the membership fee as per normal. E.g. the aforementioned are acceptable reasons for absence from the labour market, and hence they extend the normal 28-month review period of the condition regarding employment by as much as seven years. So you can retain the accumulated membership and employment periods by paying the membership fee, even if you are not on the labour market at present.

If you retire on pension, you should terminate your membership

When you retire on pension, you no longer need the services of the unemployment fund. If you have not yet received a pension decision, you should pay the membership fee as per normal. Send us your notice of resignation only after you have received an official decision on the start of the pension. That way you will ensure your security up to the start of the pension and avoid any unpleasant surprises.

When you receive a decision on the start of the pension, you should send us your notice of resignation. On our website you can fill out an electronic notice of resignation. If you state the start date of your pension in the notice of resignation, we will refund the share of the membership for the rest of the year, if you have already paid the membership fee for the whole year. Sums of under € 10 will not be refunded.