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How long can I receive Kela unemployment benefits?

The basic unemployment allowance is payable for a maximum period of 400 days. If your employment history is less than three years, the maximum payment period is 300 days. If you are still unemployed when the allowance runs out, you can apply for labor market subsidy. The unemployment allowance is payable for a maximum of 500 days for unemployed people 58 years old and older. Ageing unemployed…

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Category:   Unemployment Benefits
Source:   Kela

How will unemployment affect my taxes?

Unemployment benefits are taxable income, and a preliminary tax of 20% is withheld on them. Even if the unemployment allowance is lower than the wage, the rate of tax may not necessarily be lower. The reason for this is that it is not possible to make the same tax deductions from the allowance as from the salary. You can apply for a revised tax card for social security benefits from Vero (the Tax…

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Category:   Taxes
Source:   Kela

Didn't you mention Networking?

Yes. Networking, and meeting new people, can make a big difference when unemployed. “You can get a head by who you know”. The same is true in Finland. A few suggestions on getting started is to volunteer at events. A lot of big events will need volunteers. As a volunteer, not only will you get free access to the event, but you will meet new people who could help you get ahead. Another suggestion…

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Category:   Networking
Source:   Earner
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Earner was created by people who have struggled with the job market and lack of knowledge regarding resources available to them. At Earner, we want to build a bridge between the employment community and services available to them from the Finnish government.

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