Income during lay-offs

You can be eligible for unemployment benefits during the lay-off. This requires that you register as an unemployed jobseeker at the TE Office so that they can give a labour policy statement about your right to the benefit. After this, you can apply for the benefit from either KELA or your unemployment fund.

Instructions for customers in local government trials on employment 

If you are laid-off, follow the registration instructions and register as a jobseeker. After registering, you will be informed if you are transferred to a local government trial on employment.  

Notify your municipality of residence of any changes during the lay-off, such as the termination of the lay-off. 

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