Studying while receiving unemployment benefit is now easier
A change in legislation coming into force on 1 January 2023 allows unemployed jobseekers to undertake various part-time studies without losing their unemployment benefit.
New year brings changes to adjusted daily allowances
A number of changes are being introduced to adjusted daily allowances as of the start of the new year. Some relate to the temporary measures that have been in place since 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and that are now being made permanent. The new rules apply to...
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
We wish all our members and cooperation partners a merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2023!
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Apply for change security if you are 55 or above and your employment has been terminated on or after 1 January 2023
The new change security system for people aged 55 and above whose employment has been terminated will come into force at the beginning of 2023. The change security includes change security allowance, the right to access training and an extended re-employment leave.
KOKO’s membership fee is 63 euros also next year
KOKO fund’s membership fee for 2023 is 63 euros, meaning the membership fee remains the same as in 2022.
Unemployment allowance for additional days to be replaced by a change security model for over 55s
The payment of unemployment security for additional days will be phased out to be replaced by a change security scheme for those aged 55 or over. The legislative amendments will enter into force at the beginning of 2023.
The basic unemployment allowance will increase with an index increment of 4,2 percent next year
The basic unemployment allowance and the basic component of the earnings-related unemployment allowance will rise to EUR 37.21. The increase will take effect on 1 January 2023.
Are you familiar with mobility assistance?
Mobility assistance is still unknown to some people, but many might be entitled to it. The purpose of mobility assistance is to encourage jobseekers to accept jobs further from home. The assistance compensates for the costs of commuting or moving.
Did you know this about filling in your daily allowance application?
The daily allowance application now contains pre-filled salary and employment relationship information obtained directly from the Incomes Register. This pre-filled information means that completing the application is even faster and that fewer attachments are often needed for the application.
Unemployment among KOKO members has fallen
The unemployment rate among KOKO members fell to 2.6% in July. The number KOKO members has been growing steadily and in June the limit of 240,000 members was exceeded.
Switch to an electronic decision – You will get the payment information faster!
Swap the mailed decisions on allowance for electronic decisions to get the information of the payment of your daily allowance faster. Log on to eService, go to Settings and choose the decisions to be delivered to eService.
Extra index increase for social benefits from 1 August 2022 to 31 December 2022
The Finnish Parliament has approved an additional index adjustment for social benefits for 2022. With this adjustment, the amount of earnings-related allowance, mobility assistance and job alternation compensation will increase. The adjustment will increase benefits paid from 1 August to 31 December 2022.