Apply for change security if you are 55 or above and your employment has been terminated on or after 1 January 2023

The new change security system for people aged 55 and above whose employment has been terminated will come into force at the beginning of 2023. The change security includes change security allowance, the right to access training and an extended re-employment leave.

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Unemployment allowance for additional days to be replaced by a change security model for over 55s

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.


Did you know this about filling in your daily allowance application?

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.


Switch to an electronic decision – You will get the payment information faster!

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.


Extra index increase for social benefits from 1 August 2022 to 31 December 2022

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.

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Mikko Wikstedt is new Chairman of the Board of Directors at KOKO as of 16 May 2022

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.

Strikes and earnings-related unemployment allowance

Strikes and earnings-related unemployment allowance

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.

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Student, remember the unemployment fund membership when starting your summer job

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.


Thirty-seven per cent of recipients of KOKO’s earnings-related unemployment allowance are aged over 60

The most prominent group in the age structure of KOKO’s allowance recipients have been persons aged over 50. In February, up to 37.1% of the recipients of earnings-related unemployment allowance were aged 60 to 67. When you add persons aged over 50, this age group accounts for 58.2% of...


KOKO is closely monitoring developments in the employment situation

Russia's military action in Ukraine also has a wide impact on business. Its impact on the employment situation of KOKO’s members is not yet known for certain, but KOKO is closely monitoring the development of the situation. At the moment, the employment situation of KOKO’s members is good.

Recipients of earnings-related unemployment allowance in KOKO from 2014 to 2021

Employment rate of KOKO members increased in 2021

The employment rate of KOKO’s members increased rapidly in 2021 and returned close to pre-pandemic levels.