The unemployment funds will only gain access to the Incomes Register starting from 2020. In 2019, applicants for unemployment benefits are still required to submit a pay certificate for their pre-unemployment income.
The Incomes Register will be deployed in stages. In 2019, the Incomes Register information will be available to the Tax Administration, Kela, the Employment Fund (TVR), the pension providers and the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK). The unemployment funds will gain access to the information a year later.
From 2019 onwards, earned income will be declared to the Incomes Register. From 2020 onwards, information on pensions and benefits will also be declared to the register.