Type of daily allowance

Choose if you are applying earnings security or alternation compensation.

Monthly salary

Enter your average gross pay. In calculating your allowance, your pay for a minimum of 26 weeks (six months) is taken into account. Read more: Determination of pay

Number of children

Enter the number of children under the age of 18 in your care.

Job alternation compensation does not include child increase. Read more.

Taxation

Earnings-related allowance is taxable, pay-as-you-earn income.

If the income tax card is used withholding tax will the tax deduction be at least 25 percent. It is advisable to get a revised tax card for daily allowance. Read more: Taxation

Increased allowance

You may have a right to the increased earnings-related part during employment promoting services, for a maximum of 200 days.

Income from part-time employment

Income

Enter your earnings during the period for which you are claiming the allowance, if you are in part-time employment, your working hours have been reduced due to a lay-off, you are in full-time employment that continues for less than two weeks, or you are in part-time self-employment.

Social benefits

If you claim benefits, enter the amount of benefits that reduce your allowance.

The following benefits reduce earnings-related allowance:

  • Partial disability pension claimed under one of the acts on earnings-related pensions
  • Part-time pension between the end of your part-time employment and the end of your part-time pension
  • Old-age pension if you are under 65 years of age and your pension is not based on full years of employment. (Only applies to pensions granted before 2005. If you have been granted old-age pension after the pension amendments in 2005, you automatically cannot claim unemployment benefits, even if your pension is not based on full years of employment.)
  • Pensions granted under section 8(1) of the State Pensions Act (valtion eläkelaki 1295/2006), which are payable for occupations with a compulsory retirement age lower than the general retirement age
  • Supplementary pension provided by the employer, exceeding the minimum requirements under the Employees’ Pension Act 395/2006
  • Supplementary pension provided by the employer, exceeding the minimum requirements under the Employees’ Pension Act 395/2006
  • Child home care allowance (care allowance / care supplement). Benefits claimed by both partners affect the amount of child home care allowance: if one partner works and also claims child home care allowance, the allowance is deducted from the unemployed partner’s earnings-related unemployment allowance. If both partners are unemployed, the allowance is deducted from the partner who claims home care allowance. Partner’s child home care allowance is not deducted from the unemployed person’s unemployment benefit if the partner cares for the child personally and is therefore not available for work. Municipality-specific supplements are not deducted
  • Farmers’ early retirement aid
  • Benefits under the Motor Third Party Insurance Act (liikennevakuutuslaki 279/1959), except for the compensation of special costs and survivors’ pensions
  • Allowances under the Military Injuries Act (sotilasvammalaki 404/1948)
  • Allowances and industrial injury pensions under the Employment Accidents Insurance Act (tapaturmavakuutuslaki 608/1948)
  • Disability benefits received from another state
  • Indemnity for loss of earnings under the Act on compensation for crime damage 935/1973
  • Compensation for loss of earnings (pension) under the Patient Injuries Act (potilasvahinkolaki 585/1986)

This list is not exhaustive. Calculations for benefit deductions are based on a month of 21.5 days. Each day of reduced payment reduces the maximum payment period by one day.

The following benefits do not reduce earnings-related allowance:

  • Child benefit
  • Informal care support or family care support paid by the municipality
  • Housing allowance
  • Survivors’ pensions, also including assistance and supplementary assistance pensions
  • Conscript’s allowance
  • Social assistance under the Social Welfare Act 710/1982
  • Disability allowance
  • Care allowance under the National Pensions Act 347/1956
  • Disability indemnity under the Employment Accidents Insurance Act (tapaturmavakuutuslaki 608/1948), the component corresponding to the base interest of life annuity
  • Life annuity and additional life annuity under the Military Injuries Act (sotilasvammalaki 404/1948)
  • Extra war pensions
  • Compensation of special costs under the Acts on war veterans’ pension (rintamasotilaseläkelaki 119/1977), motor third party insurance (liikennevakuutuslaki 279/1959), employment accidents (tapaturmavakuutuslaki 608/1948), and military injuries (sotilasvammalaki 404/1948)
  • Maternity allowance
  • Adoption grant