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The oldest first application for earnings-related unemployment allowance currently waiting to be processed arrived on 1.1.2017.

The oldest follow-up applications currently waiting to be processed arrived on 9.1.2017.

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.


17.01.2017 System update in Openetti

Openetti service is out of use due to the system update 18.1.2017 between 18.00-22.00.

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16.01.2017 Is your post coming late?

There are delays in the delivery of post. Openetti resolves the problem!

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29.12.2016 Mobility allowance must be applied for before you start to work

Do you have a new job that starts in January? Have you plans to apply for mobility allowance?

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20.12.2016 Teachers’ Unemployment Fund is redesigning the visual look of its website in accordance with the users’ wishes

Teachers’ Unemployment Fund is redesigning the visual look of its website. The Fund canvassed the users’ opinion of the three layout options. There was a clear winner among the proposed alternatives, which will be complemented by elements from the other supported proposals. The refreshed look was published to the users on Monday, 19 December 2016.

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09.11.2016 Results to the survey on our webpages and presence in the social media

See attached a summary review over the results to our survey. We appreciate all of your responses and suggestions!

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26.10.2016 Flexibility to the use of basic component and incentives to work under a commission contract

The Government proposes that the basic component could be used for the promotion methods in the future by financing start-up grant, pay subsidy and mobility funding with the basic component. There also would be more incentives to work under commission contracts.

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10.01.2017 Five myths on adjusted allowances

Five myths on adjusted earnings-related unemployment allowances for part-time employees and how the adjusted allowance actually works.

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22.12.2016 Nine steps to earnings-related allowance before New Year – what, how and when?

Are you being employed this autumn and have not applied for earning-related allowance from us? Will your employment terminate in November or December or does your contract include a clause on an unpaid period?

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20.12.2016 Changes to the labour-policy obligations starting the 1st of January 2017

The Parliament has today accepted the proposed changes to the labour policy obligations that affect the right to earnings-related allowance.

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15.12.2016 More changes into earnings-related unemployment allowance

Further changes into the Unemployment Security Act from 1.1.2017 onwards. The Parliament has ratified following changes 14 December 2016.

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14.12.2016 Will a statutory benefit or income earned from business activities reduce your earnings-related allowance?

Send us your declaration of income for 2017 in advance to speed up the processing of your application to be submitted for January 2017.

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