Unemployment status report

When your application for unemployment benefit has been accepted and if you are still unemployed, you must regularly complete and file an unemployment status report. In this way, you indicate which days you have been unemployed, working or, for instance, in job training.

In order to receive unemployment benefits, you must submit an unemployment status report.

How to submit an unemployment status report online

  1. Report the days you have been unemployed on online. Log in to Kela's online customer service (in Finnish and Swedish only) using your online banking credentials or a mobile ID.
  2. If you have been in work, mark off the appropriate days and submit the relevant supporting documents to Kela. If you are participating in an employment-promoting service, indicate your days of attendance and non-attendance.
  3. Also report any changes for example in your family circumstances, as they may affect the amount of your unemployment benefit.

As an alternative to using online customer service, you can fill in a paper unemployment status report form and send it to us by post.

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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