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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Government has proposed an additional index adjustment for 2022 that would also increase benefits under the Unemployment Security Act, such as the basic unemployment allowance. Accordingly, the amount of earnings-related allowance, mobility assistance and job alternation compensation would also increase.
Mikko Wikstedt was elected as the new Chairman of the Board of the Unemployment Fund for Highly Educated KOKO as of 16 May 2022. Wikstedt is an engineer by training and serves as secretary general of Helsinki Engineers HI ry.
If your work is prevented due to a strike, your right to earnings-related unemployment allowance during the strike depends on whether the strike is dependent on your terms of employment or working conditions. If you are on strike yourself (also applies to a solidarity strike), you are not entitled...
TE Offices’ new customer service model enters into force in May – changes to the job search obligation and suspension periods
As of 2 May 2022, a new customer service model will be introduced at TE Offices and municipalities included in the local government pilot. In the new model, jobseekers must, as a rule, apply for at least four jobs during a one-month review period.
KOKO fund’s phone service is open on Thursday 14.4. from 10 till 14. The phone service is closed 15.–18.4. Happy Easter!
As a student, you can join the unemployment fund if you are in paid employment. When you are a member of the fund, you accumulate earnings-related unemployment security for yourself during your studies.