Rehabilitative work activities
If you are thinking about returning back to the workforce, starting your career or undergoing rehabilitation for an illness or difficult period in your life, rehabilitative work activities can help you get back on track with your career.
Rehabilitative work activities are designed for people whose unemployment has been prolonged and who cannot participate in the services offered by the TE Services.
Rehabilitative work activities are arranged by your municipality to help you get back into working life. They can help you discover your strengths and provide structure for your daily life.
It can include workshops arranged by your municipality, a society or a foundation, or other types of activities arranged by a congregation – no matter the type, their purpose is to improve your opportunities for finding employment or educational opportunities, and to provide you with tips and tricks for managing your daily life.
The number and types of activities are determined on a case-by-case basis. The period lasts at least three months with 1-4 sessions every week. During the rehabilitative work activity period, you will receive €9 per day as an unemployment benefit and expense allowance. You may also be occasionally entitled to travel compensation.
To participate in rehabilitative work activities, you will need an activation plan. Draft your plan together with your TE Office and municipal social services. So if you wish to participate in rehabilitative work activities, you should start by contacting your TE Office.
- Rehabilitatite work activities by municipalities (in Finnish)
- Handbook on rehabilitative work experience (thl.fi)