Increase in the standard entitlement of unemployment security will continue until the end of September
The Parliament has approved a legislative amendment that will continue the standard entitlement of unemployment security until the end of September 2021. The easing of the terms of the mobility assistance will also continue.
As summer is approaching, we get a lot of questions about the impact of annual holidays and holiday bonuses on the payment of earnings-related daily allowance, for example. In this article, we have collected current instructions for the unemployed and laid-off.
KOKO has now introduced virtual customer service appointments that are carried out on a remote connection using Teams. Please read the instructions for the remote appointment.
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.
The UK has entered into a partnership agreement with the EU, which will remain in force for the next 15 years. With this partnership agreement, work carried out in the UK may be acknowledged when claiming for earnings-related unemployment allowance benefit in Finland.
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2020 customer survey: KOKO more successful than ever according to members – A big thanks to our members!
KOKO investigated its members’ experiences with a customer satisfaction survey carried out in late 2020 by research company Onway Oy. A total of 1,025 members of KOKO fund who had used the fund’s services during the past six months responded to the survey.
Under temporary legislation, the maximum payment period for earnings-related unemployment allowance of 300-500 days was not active until 31 December 2020 if you were unemployed or laid off. From 1 January 2021 onwards, the period is active again.
Please note that, if a salary tax card is used in the taxation of your earnings-related daily allowance, the tax withheld will be at least 25%. We recommend submitting a revised tax card that applies to the benefit to the fund.
The MMA Unemployment Fund merged with KOKO, the Unemployment Fund for Highly Education on 1 January 2021. The merger will not affect your unemployment security rights.