What to do if you are laid off
- Register as a job seeker
- Apply for earnings-related daily allowance
Register as a job seeker
You can start to receive earnings-related daily allowance after you have registered as a job seeker. You can register on the TE Office website.
You cannot activate your job seeker status retroactively, so don’t forget to register right away.
You are entitled to earnings-related daily allowance only if you are trying to find full-time employment. Remember to state that you are applying for full-time employment even if you are laid off.
Apply for earnings-related daily allowance
Submit your first application for the earnings-related daily allowance when you have been unemployed for two weeks.
The easiest way to submit your application is in the OmaYTK online service. The OmaYTK service will guide you through the process of filling in your application and adding the required attachments. We will process your application and check that everything is in order. We will contact you if your application is missing something or if we need more information from you.
We will process your application as quickly as possible. You can see the application processing status in the payment date forecast.
If your unemployment continues, submit a follow-up application every month or according to our instructions. Make sure that you are registered as an unemployed job seeker throughout your unemployment. Always follow the instructions given by the employment authorities.
We can only pay you earnings-related daily allowance for three months retrospectively, so always make sure to submit your applications on time.
A secure and easy-to-use service for sending us your daily allowance application and attachments.
Payment date forecast
Check the payment date prediction to see when your application will be processed.
Daily allowance calculator
You can use our calculator to estimate how much daily allowance you will receive.
Focus on looking for a job
Once you have registered as a job seeker and submitted your allowance application, you can focus on what’s most important – finding a new job.
If you are a member of YTK Worklife, don’t forget to use their wide range of career and job search services.