The KOKO fund’s membership fee for 2020 is €66. The membership fee in 2019 was €75.
Bills for membership fees are sent to direct members in January or February. You can change KOKO’s paper invoice to electronic e-invoice that you receive directly to your online bank. You can make the e-invoice agreement in your own bank. Select ‘Korkeasti koulutettujen työttömyyskassa KOKO’ as the invoicer and mark your social security number as identification information. Contact your own bank for more information on e-billing.
If you are a member through your trade union, your membership fee will be charged through your union, so if you have any questions about your membership fee, you should contact your union.
Membership fees are charged for the months during which you are a member. The fee is charged from the month you join, and, if you end your membership, you can request a refund for any calendar months during which you were not a member.
The membership fee is the same for everyone and you need to pay it even if you are unemployed, on maternity leave, on child care leave, in the army or a student. You cannot get a discount on your KOKO membership fee or have your fee waived (unlike your union’s membership fee).
The amount of the membership fee is confirmed yearly in November/December, and changes are posted on the KOKO-fund’s website. Unemployment funds report membership fee payments to the tax authorities on your behalf.