Financial assistance for unemployed immigrants

If you have moved to Finland and are unemployed, register as soon as possible as an unemployed jobseeker with the TE Services.

The TE Services send Kela a labour policy statement. The statement determines whether you are an unemployed jobseeker who can be granted an unemployment benefit.

Once you have registered with the TE Services, apply to Kela for an unemployment benefit.

Labour market subsidy or basic unemployment allowance cannot be paid before the date on which you registered as an unemployed jobseeker with the TE Services.

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Last modified 16/05/2017
Updated 04/05/2017