Can I start a business while I'm unemployed and receiving Kela benefits?


If you decide to start a business while unemployed, you can still continue to receive unemployment benefit payments for another 4 months.

The Kela unemployment benefit is affected by the income from your self-employment, which means the more money you make from your business, the less money you get from Kela. You will need to report your self-employment income in the unemployment status report. To learn more, click here.

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