Unemployment fund

JHL provides security in working life and when there are breaks in your career. Unemployment fund membership guarantees your income in a tricky or changing employment situation – if you’re facing unemployment or a layoff, or when it’s time to study a new occupation.

As a Trade Union JHL member, you’re insured for unemployment in the JHL Unemployment Fund. The JHL Unemployment Fund is the unemployment fund of welfare professionals. You can join the fund when you do paid work.

As a member of the JHL Unemployment Fund, you can get earnings-related daily allowance which markedly exceeds Kela’s basic unemployment allowance if you face unemployment. For instance, if your pre-unemployment income was about EUR 1,300/month, the earnings-related allowance exceeds Kela’s basic unemployment allowance by hundreds of euros!

The right to benefits paid by the unemployment fund arises when you fulfil the other prerequisites required for them: First, you must always register as an unemployed jobseeker with the TE Office. Another prerequisite for being granted earnings-related daily unemployment allowance is that you’ve been an unemployment fund member for at least 26 weeks.

Your membership will remain in force by paying the membership fee or notifying of an exemption from paying the membership fee. You can take care of all membership-related matters conveniently in the myJHL service.

The unemployment fund will also pay job alternation compensation if you go on job alternation leave.

Read more about earnings-related daily allowance, job alternation compensation and mobility aid on the JHL unemployment fund website (in Finnish).

JHL Unemployment Fund provides assistance in case of unemployment or layoff

If you for instance end up unemployed, laid off, start studying or participate in TE Office activities, start a new part-time job or fall ill, the unemployment fund website has instructions on what to do. Learn about various situations and the instructions on what to do (in Finnish)!

To find out how to apply for daily allowance in accordance with your life situation, visit the JHL Unemployment Fund’s collection of instructions (in Finnish).

The allowance calculator allows you to calculate the amount of your daily allowance for the period of unemployment or layoff.

The unemployment fund provides equal, personal and reliable service flexibly in several channels. Learn about the services!

Any questions about unemployment security? The unemployment fund’s website has a list of frequently asked questions and answers to them (in Finnish). You can also get in touch with the unemployment fund’s knowledgeable customer service by chat or by phone!