Impact of the Incomes Register on applications for earnings-related unemployment allowance


Unemployment funds will start to receive wage data from the Incomes Register as of 1 January 2020. As a result of this, it will no longer be necessary to include so much information in applications for earnings-related unemployment allowance.

Employers have been reporting to the Incomes Register since the start of 2019 information about the wages they have paid. The unemployment funds will gain access to this wage data at the start of next year.

This will mean that unemployment funds will primarily use the Incomes Register to obtain the wage information for a member who is applying for unemployment security. This also means that the employer will normally no longer need to fill in a separate payroll statement when an individual becomes unemployed. The wage data is used by the unemployment fund to calculate the earnings-related unemployment allowance and assess the right to receive a daily allowance.

Separate wage employment information will be requested in future in cases where the required information has not been submitted to the Incomes Register and in cases where the Incomes Register data is not sufficient for processing the individual’s application for a daily allowance.

More information at the website of the Federation of Unemployment Funds in Finland (TYJ) (in Finnish)