The congestion at KOKO fund caused by the coronavirus has eased. The processing times of applications have now significantly reduced and the number of applications has also decreased.
In particular, if your lay-off period changes from the initially announced period or at the end of your employment, you must contact your TE Office and the employment fund immediately.
Earnings-related allowance is taxable income. As an allowance recipient, we recommend that you apply for a revised tax card for a benefit for the taxation of your earnings-related allowance.
The Finnish Parliament has confirmed that a part of the temporary legislative changes made to unemployment security will remain in effect until the end of the year.
The Finnish parliament has approved an increase in the standard entitlement of earnings-related unemployment allowance as well as a shortening of the commuting requirement of mobility assistance. The amendments are temporary.
You can subscribe to a handy reminder of sending the next follow-up application. You will receive a reminder once it has been a calendar month or 4 consecutive calendar weeks since your last application.
The unemployment fund has been able to handle the rising number of applications reasonably well in the past few weeks, but processing times will inevitably become longer. KOKO has prepared for the rising number of applications in various ways.
In this article we have gathered answers to the most common questions about coronavirus our customers have asked us.
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In principle, you are paid either a salary or sickness allowance for the period of illness, and sickness allowance on account of an infectious disease for the period of quarantine. Temporary lay-offs may also be possible as a result of the coronavirus.