The basic unemployment allowance will increase with an index increment next year

Kela has confirmed the value of the National Pensions Index for 2021; the value also affects the basic unemployment allowance as well as the earnings-related unemployment allowance.

The benefits linked to the National Pensions Index will increase by 0.4%. The basic unemployment allowance and the basic component of the earnings-related unemployment allowance will rise to EUR 33.78, and the child increase for one child will rise to EUR 5.30, the increase for two children to EUR 7.78 and the increase for at least three children to EUR 10.03.

The increase will take effect on 1 January 2021. It will affect benefits applied for 1 January 2021 and the days after that.

The earnings-related unemployment allowance calculator and calculation examples on KOKO’s website will be updated after the increase has taken effect.

Read more on how earnings-related unemployment allowance is determined

More information on the National Pensions Index on Kela’s website