Quick instructions if you become laid off or unemployed

If you are laid off or become unemployed:

  1. Register as an unemployed job seeker in the TE Office’s online service immediately on the first day of unemployment or layoff. If the layoff is implemented in parts, ensure that your job search is valid for each part of the layoff.
  2. Apply for earnings-related daily allowance in KOKO’s eAsiointi service two weeks after the start of unemployment or layoff. The daily allowance must be applied for no later than 3 months from the day for which you want it to be paid.
  3. Fill in the application carefully and attach all requested documents. Our handler will contact you if more information is needed.
  4. Subsequently, apply for earnings-related daily allowance retroactively in periods of four weeks or monthly.


More information:

Applying for unemployment allowance

Earnings-related allowance application attachments

Frequently asked questions

Conditions for earnings-related allowance

Temporary layoff

Information on processing applications in KOKO

Contact information