Exempt amount back to Euro 300 starting December
In June 2020, the exempt amount observed within unemployment security was increased to Euro 500 by way of temporary law amendment. Starting December, the exempt amount will be back to Euro 300. The change takes force according to application period start date. This means that the exempt amount Euro 500 will still apply to application periods starting no later than November 30, 2021. For application periods starting December 1, 2021, or later, the exempt amount will be back to Euro 300 (€ 279 per four weeks).
Exempt amount refers to the extent of income from part-time work or short-term jobs, or income from part-time entrepreneurial work, which do not affect your daily allowance. For the part that your salary exceeds the exempt amount, each Euro earned cuts your allowance by fifty cents. More information about adjusted daily allowances: https://yrittajakassa.fi/en/did-you-become-unemployed/during-unemployment/how-do-part-time-and-full-time-work-affect-your-allowance/
Regulations for the commuting and relocation allowance back to normal
Unemployed persons may qualify for a commuting and relocation allowance, if they accept employment involving a workplace located far away from their current place of residence. The commuting and relocation allowance amounts to Euro 726 -1 045 per month. Allowance can be paid for a maximum of two months.
By way of a temporary law amendment, travel time requirement for a two-way commuting distance was reduced from three hours to two hours for full-time work. For part-time work, the commuting distance has already been two hours. You meet this two-hour commuting distance if your travel time to work, one-way, is more than one hour.
Regulations for the commuting and relocation allowance will go back to normal, and a commuting distance of three hours will be required again for full-time work starting December 1, 2021. This change takes force according to start date of employment contract. For employment contracts starting no later than November 30, 2021, a commuting and relocation allowance may be obtained for full-time work based on a commuting distance of two hours. For employment contracts starting December 1, 2021, or later, the commuting distance requirement will be three hours.