Financial security for the unemployed
The unemployment benefit is money that is paid to you by either Kela or an unemployment fund (if you are a fund member). The different kinds of unemployment benefits include earnings-related unemployment allowance, basic unemployment allowance and labour market subsidy.
You are entitled to earnings-related unemployment allowance or basic unemployment allowance paid by Kela, if you were employed before your unemployment and you meet the work requirement. Kela’s website contains more information on the work requirement and a calculator you can use to assess whether you meet the requirement or not. If you do not meet the work requirement, you can receive the labour market subsidy.
Follow these steps
This is how you apply for the unemployment benefits