The activation model will be dismantled from the beginning of 2020

31.12.2019

The activation model will be abandoned from the beginning of next year. As of 1 January 2020, the activity of the unemployed will not be monitored, and the activation model will not cut the unemployment benefit. The activation model will still affect unemployment benefits accrued in 2019, even though these benefits will be paid in 2020.

Starting from the beginning of next year, the Social Insurance Institution (Kela) and unemployment funds will no longer monitor the activity of the recipient of the unemployment benefit or reduce the unemployment benefit. The customer does not need to contact Kela because of the change in the activation model. The benefit will automatically be restored to the normal level from 1 January 2020, if it has previously been reduced based on the activation model. The amount of benefit and the payment date can be checked on the e-Services.

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The activation model will be dismantled from the beginning of 2020 (kela.fi, in Finnish)