Report changes in your circumstances


If you are paid an unemployment benefit, you must notify Kela of the following types of changes:

  • the number of hours and the number of days that you have worked during the period of unemployment
  • birth of a child or other changes in family circumstances

In this way, the benefit is paid to the correct amount and you also do not lose any benefit due to you.

If you do not notify changes of the above type, you may be paid the benefit without grounds and forced to pay it back later on.

Don't forget to check how any changes in your circumstances will affect other benefits paid to you by Kela.

As of 1 January 2019, Kela obtains salary information from the national incomes register. Kela uses this data when processing claims and applications. You will be contacted if additional information is required.

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