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. In case of a longer sick leave, you need to apply to Kela for sickness allowance. KOKO may pay you a daily allowance during the Kela waiting period if you were receiving earnings-related daily allowance immediately before you fell ill.

Notify the TE Office of your illness. You must append a medical certificate specifying the period of illness to your application if you apply for earnings-related daily allowance for the duration of the Kela waiting period.