Basic Unemployment Allowance

The Basic Unemployment Allowance is paid for persons who meet the condition regarding previous employment but do not belong to an unemployment fund. The allowance is paid for a maximum of 400 days. If your employment history is shorter than three years the unemployment allowance is payable for a maximum of 300 days. If you are still unemployed when the allowance runs out you can claim Labour Market Subsidy.

The Basic Unemployment Allowance is a flat-rate benefit. Your earned income during unemployment have an effect on the allowance.

If you participate in employment promoting measures, you can apply to Kela for a compensation for expenses.

Last modified 21/12/2016
Updated 01/01/2017