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Applying for unemployment benefits

Do the following:

  1. Register as an unemployed jobseeker at a TE Office at the latest on your first day of unemployment.
  2. Find out whether you are eligible for benefits paid by an unemployment fund or those paid by Kela.
  3. Apply for the unemployment benefit from your unemployment fund or Kela once you have been unemployed for two weeks.
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Updated: 5/15/2019