Amount and payment of job alternation compensation

The compensation is equal to 70% of the unemployment allowance to which the person would be entitled were he or she unemployed.

The job alternation compensation is calculated on the basis of the unemployment allowance without any supplementary amount or increased earnings-related amount.

In 2021 the job alternation compensation calculated on the basis of the basic unemployment allowance is EUR 23.65 per day. The job alternation compensation is paid in retrospect once a month for a maximum of 5 days per calendar week. The compensation is subject to tax.

Kela sends the data on job alternation compensations paid out to the national incomes register within five days of the date of payment.

Report changes in your circumstances

If you have earnings during the job alternation leave, the earnings are adjusted in the same way as for other unemployment benefits. If you work part-time or have income from self-employment during the job alternation leave, you can use the calculator application to estimate the effect of the earnings on the job alternation compensation.

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