YTK’s membership fees in 2022

General unemployment fund YTK’s membership fee for the year 2022 has been set at EUR 115, which works out at just under EUR 10 per month. The fee is EUR 4 less than before.

We will be sending out bills for next year’s membership fees on 3 January 2022. Depending on your billing preferences, you will either receive a digital bill via online banking or a paper bill by post to your home address. The bill’s due date will be in January.

Thank you so much for being a member! There are already more than 500,000 of us, and the number of members has grown again this year. 

Switch to paperless billing now and you could win a EUR 100 gift card!

Everyone who switches to paperless billing in November will be entered into a prize draw with a chance to win one of five GoGift gift cards worth EUR 100 on 15 December 2021. Switch now to secure your chance to win!

If you currently receive bills from us by post, now is the time to go paperless. Paperless billing is a convenient and environmentally friendly way to pay your annual membership fee.

You can change your billing preferences yourself in OmaYTK. All you need to do is log in and you can go paperless today! Please also check that your contact information is up to date.

To be included in the prize draw, you will need to switch to paperless billing before the end of November and follow the link to the draw that we will send you at the beginning of December. 

Remember to pay your membership fee to stay eligible for an earnings-related daily allowance

Only those who pay their membership fees are members of the unemployment fund and therefore eligible for earnings-related benefits in the event of unemployment or lay-off. 

If you do not pay your membership fee, we will have to expel you. If your membership ends in expulsion, you will no longer be entitled to the security that membership affords. You will also lose any membership and employment history that you have accumulated. If this happens, you will need to reapply for membership and start accumulating the membership and employment history that you need to qualify for an earnings-related daily allowance from scratch. 

Always pay your membership fee

The amount of YTK’s membership fee is the same for everyone, and you must pay it regardless of your circumstances. If you are, for example, a student, in military or non-military service, on maternity or parental leave, or on long-term sick leave, keep paying your membership fees as you normally would.  

The aforementioned circumstances are acceptable reasons for being absent in the labour market and grounds for extending the normal 28-month review period for satisfying the working condition by as much as seven years. By paying your membership fee, you can keep the membership and employment history that you have accumulated even if you are not working right now.

Can I still be a member?

There are actually only two cases in which you need to terminate your membership in the employment fund. 

  • When you retire, you no longer need the services of an employment fund.
  • If you start work as a full-time entrepreneur, you can retain your membership in YTK for 18 months

Get yourself a ‘legal buddy’ through the YTK Association!

If you are also a member of the YTK Association, you will receive a separate bill and a significant new benefit

General unemployment fund YTK and the YTK Association will each send you a bill. The unemployment fund’s membership fee is EUR 115, and membership in the YTK Association costs EUR 22. The YTK Association is launching a new service next year, which will give you access to a ‘legal buddy’ and a whole new level of legal protection in the labour market. In order to enjoy all the benefits of the new service, you will need to have been a member of the YTK Association for at least six months, so if you are not already a member, now is the time to join!

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