Adjustment period (application period)

The adjustment period depends on your pay period, which is either one month or 4 consecutive calendar weeks. If you get paid per month, the daily allowance must be applied in one-month periods. If you get paid every 2 weeks, the daily allowance must be applied in periods of 4 calendar weeks. In other cases, the unemployment fund will select an adjustment period that suits your pay period best. This ensures that you will receive your daily allowance without delays. Once the adjustment period has been chosen, it cannot be changed during the work that is being adjusted. The standard entitlement depends on the adjustment period.

Specific adjustment period

The unemployment fund applies a specific adjustment period for the payment of daily allowance if you begin part-time work that will last more than 4 weeks, and the application period must be adjusted with the pay period. A specific adjustment period is used also in cases where your standard adjustment period includes days for which you are not entitled to a daily allowance. If you are not entitled to the daily allowance because you are not an active job-seeker or have failed to apply for daily allowance, the standard adjustment period will be used. In cases like this, the adjusted pay must be converted to correspond with monthly pay, meaning that the adjusted sum calculated from your pay will change.