In certain situations, to be entitled to an allowance, you are not required to terminate business operations, if can demonstrate that you are no longer employed as an entrepreneur. As provided for in the Unemployment Security Act, such situations are limited to the following situations.
Unless there is reason to assume otherwise, in case the following applies, a person can be considered having stopped working for the company:
- Your work ability has been permanently and significantly reduced.
- You are considered an entrepreneur comparable to a wage-earner.
- Business operations are considered seasonal and the season has ended.
If you have received sickness allowance from Kela to cover the maximum period and your work disability continues, you may be entitled to an earnings-related allowance in case your application for an invalidity pension is pending or has been declined.
If you have been considered an entrepreneur comparable to a salary-earner and have been carrying out your work based on assignment contracts, you may be entitled to unemployment allowance when your assignment relationship ends. Your work must also, because of its non-independent nature, equal work carried out as a salary-earner.
- your assignment relationships consist of the same principals, which are few in number
- you have carried out the work by yourself in accordance with instructions given by your principals
- you do not have a fixed location for purchase or sales, or a corresponding office for exercising your business, and
- over the past year prior to registering as a job-seeker, you have not employed anyone other than on an occasional basis.
In the case of entrepreneurs comparable to salary-earners, any assignments must have been terminated, and any remaining assignments must not represent full-time work.
If, as a result of natural conditions (other conditions do not apply), your business operations can be exercised on average for a total of 6 months per year, you are entitled to an allowance when the season ends.
Good to know:
- When you have not terminated business activities, but rather your employment has ended, a sales profit review is not carried out. However, if you later terminate said activities, report this to the TE office and send a completed sales profit report to the fund