Application processing status on 3 June 2020

Processing time of the earnings-related allowance

We update the processing status of applications on a daily basis. Under the processing status, you will find the first applications as well as those follow-up applications with working days. Other follow-up applications will be paid out according to their own schedules.

Processing time forecast

We make an estimate on when the first applications will be processed on a weekly basis. The estimate of the processing time will be constantly updated.

Alternation compensation

Job alternation compensations are paid out every four weeks on Wednesdays.

Processing time of the earnings-related allowance

 Type of application Processing time Now processing
 First application about three weeks arrived on 11 May 2020
 Application with working days about two weeks arrived on 26 May 2020

Follow-up applications for four calendar weeks with only unemployed time and those that are a direct continuation of a previous application are paid out every four weeks. The payment schedule is staggered in accordance with the receipt of the application. The daily allowances of follow-up applications will be paid within 1-2 days after the receipt day. Possible exceptions may apply during weeks that include midweek holidays.

 Follow-up application receipt day Payment day
 Monday On Tuesday or Wednesday of the same  week
 Tuesday On Wednesday or Thursday of the same week
 Wednesday On Thursday or Friday of the same week
 Thursday On Friday of the same week or on Monday of the following week
 Friday On Monday or Tuesday of the following week

The processing of follow-up applications with working days or if salary has been paid during the application period is staggered in accordance with the receipt of the application and when the pay slip has been submitted to the unemployment fund. Primarily the paid salary will affect the daily allowance on the application period, when the salary has in reality been paid.

Follow-up applications of those, who have been temporarily laid-off for a shortened working week or lay-offs are carried out biweekly, will also be processed in the order they have been received, but it is not necessary to submit pay slips to the unemployment fund.

An earnings-related allowance is payable at the earliest a few days after the application has been picked up for processing. If the application or attachments are incomplete, we will ask you for more information. You can check the receipt date of your own application in eService

Unemployment allowance must be applied for within three months of the start of your entitlement to daily allowance. The three-month application period also applies to follow-up applications.

Processing time forecast for first applications

Week when application arrived Estimated week of processing
week 20 (11.5.-17.5.) week 23-24 (1.6.-14.6.)
week 21 (18.5.-24.5.) week 24-26 (8.6.-28.6.)
week 22 (25.5.-31.5.) week 25-27 (15.6.-5.7.)
week 23 (1.6.-7.6.) week 26-28 (22.6.-12.7.)

Processing time of job alternation compensation

After the first payment, job alternation compensation is paid out retroactively in periods of four calendar weeks. The payment day is Wednesday.

If your job alternation leave starts in the middle of a payment period and you have sent all necessary information in time, the first job alternation compensation will be paid out on the payment date of that period at the earliest.

 Period  Payment date
 16 December 2019 – 12 January 2020  15 January 2020
 13 January 2020 – 9 February 2020  12 February 2020
 10 February 2020 – 8 March 2020  11 March 2020
 9 March 2020 – 5 April 2020  8 April 2020
 6 April 2020 – 3 May 2020  6 May 2020
 4 May 2020 – 31 May 2020  3 June 2020
 1 June 2020 – 28 June 2020  1 July 2020
 29 June 2020 – 26 July 2020  29 July 2020
 27 July 2020 – 23 August 2020  26 August 2020
 24 August 2020 – 20 September 2020  23 September 2020
 21 September 2020 – 18 October 2020  21 October 2020
 19 October 2020 – 15 November 2020  18 November 2020
 16 November 2020 – 13 December 2020  16 December 2020