Processing time


The oldest first application for earnings-related unemployment allowance currently waiting to be processed arrived on 6.10.2018.

The oldest follow-up applications currently waiting to be processed arrived on 13.10.2018.

Are you interested in following the processing of your own application? This information you will find in our Openetti-service in the section “Application processing status”, kindly see instructions here.

General information about the processing of applications, both for earnings-related unemployment allowance and job alternation compensation can be found here.


09.10.2018 You can see applications and attachments submitted via Openetti in the service

You can see the submitted applications and attachments through Openetti (from 26.4.2018) in the section Applications – Application processing status. You can, for example, check how you have marked working hours on your application and which attachments you already have sent to the unemployment fund.

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27.06.2018 About e-mails

When you send e-mail to Teachers’ Unemployment Fund, we always reply to you through a secured e-mail access. Some e-mail programs, e.g. Gmail, tend to forward our e-mails to the junk mail inbox so please check from there if you have not received a reply to your mailbox. This applies also to a situation where you have ordered a new password from the login page of Openetti.

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15.06.2018 The first application

If you got unemployed when school semester ended, you can send your first application on Sunday, 17 June 2018 the earliest (e.g. for 3-17 June 2018). Please check attachments needed from Applying for an earnings-related allowance. In the future, you can send your follow-up applications either in 4 calendar-week cycle (Mon-Sun) or in a calendar month cycle.

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06.04.2018 The first monitoring period of the active model

The first monitoring period of the active model started from the 1st of January 2018, and if you have received unemployment allowance during the 65 payment days, the first monitoring period ended 1 April 2018. The second monitoring period starts 2 April 2018. If you have not met the activity requirements, your allowance will be reduced by 4.65% starting from 2 April 2018.

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13.02.2018 Find the best time to call us

Our phone service serves you from 10 am until 2 pm from Monday to Thursday. The majority of the phone calls arrive at the beginning of the week, usually in the morning time, which means that the queue time can be several minutes. If your case is not urgent, we kindly recommend that you call us at the end of the week and in the afternoon.

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30.01.2018 Customer service with reservation

Starting from 1 February 2018, if you want to visit our customer service at the office, please make an appointment in advance.

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22.12.2017 Level of activity of the unemployed to be monitored from 1 January 2018

The level of activity of the unemployed as well as laid-off and part-time employees will be monitored from 1 January 2018 on a cycle of payment periods of 65 benefit days.

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11.10.2018 Earnings-related unemployment allowance will be determined based on the Incomes Register in 2020 the earliest

All wages paid and tax-exempt reimbursements of travel expenses will be reported to the Incomes Register starting from 1 January 2019. However, unemployment funds will get an access to the Incomes Register in the beginning of the next year. For this reason, people who get unemployed will still have to provide unemployment funds with a salary certificate in order for an unemployment fund to be able to determine the amount of earnings-related unemployment allowance.

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30.07.2018 Work after unemployment period

During August, many of our members start working after the summertime unemployment period.

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06.04.2018 Attachments of your application

Four-point checklist

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