I am receiving earnings-related daily allowance and have fallen ill. Will KOKO pay me a daily allowance for the duration of my illness?

The principal benefit during illness is the sickness allowance paid by Kela. If the duration of your illness is short, i.e. less than the waiting period for the Kela sickness allowance, the KOKO unemployment fund will continue paying you daily allowance as before.


I am having problems with my employer regarding the terms and conditions of my employment. Can KOKO advise me?

The KOKO unemployment fund does not offer legal advice regarding employment relationships. KOKO provides advice on applying for earnings-related daily allowance and other matters related to our operations.

If you are a member of a union, we recommend that you contact your union.


I changed jobs, and my salary also changed. Do I need to inform the KOKO fund of this?

You do not need to notify the KOKO fund of changes in your employment relationships unless you apply for earnings-related daily allowance. We do not need your employment details unless and until you apply for earnings-related daily allowance.

In some cases,


Can I get a daily allowance from KOKO if I am a student or registered at an educational institution?

If you are a full-time student, the KOKO fund cannot pay you earnings-related daily allowance. This also applies to summer holidays. However, if studying is your secondary occupation, there is no restriction on payment of daily allowance. The TE Office will issue a statement as to whether your studies...