When will the unemployment fund send the information on the earnings-related allowance that was paid the previous year to the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)?

Once a year, in February, the unemployment fund sends the payment information of everyone who has received daily allowance. In addition, the pension insurance company can make an electronic request of a data transfer at any given point of time.


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 fund does not give any legal advice on employment relationship related matters. The unemployment fund will only give advice on applying the earnings-related allowance and other matters essentially related to the fund’s operations.

If you are a member of a trade 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...