If you become unemployed, you must immediately register with the TE Office as a jobseeker. If you do not have a job when your studies end, you must also register with the TE Office as a jobseeker. You can fill in your job search form here and take it to Hämeenlinna TE Office. For their contact information, see.
You can then apply for unemployment benefits, which means the financial support for the unemployed.
If you are a member of an unemployment fund, you can receive earnings-related daily allowance. The amount of money you receive depends on how much you earned before unemployment.
If you are not a member of an unemployment fund, you may receive the unemployment benefit paid by Kela.
You will only receive unemployment benefits if you actively look for work. The purpose of unemployment benefits is to ensure that you will cope when you are looking for work.
Keep in touch with the TE Office
The TE Office will want to hear how you have succeeded in applying for work. Therefore, you must visit the TE Office or call them regularly. Arrange this with the TE Office employee.
If you do not call or visit the TE Office when agreed, your job search will expire. So you will no longer receive unemployment benefits.
The TE Office will make a plan
Finding work is not always easy. That’s why your TE Office will make a plan with you to help you find a job or get a place to study.
Take part in the planning at the TE Office. If you do not come to the TE Office when the plan is made, there will be a waiting period. During the waiting period, you will not receive the financial support for unemployed jobseekers.
If you are unable to attend when the plan is being drawn up, let the TE Office know. For example, if you fall ill and you report it to the TE Office, a waiting period will not be imposed.
Follow the plan
Carefully follow the plan your TE Office has drawn up. Otherwise Kela will not give you any financial support.
For example, if the plan says that you will have integration training, you must not drop out of the training. If you fall ill during the training and stay home to rest, you’ll need to let your teacher know. If you are absent and do not report it, you will be paid less unemployment benefits.
When you get a job
The TE Office can offer you work. An employer may also offer you a job. You must take the offered work.
If you refuse to work, there will be a waiting period. A waiting period will also be imposed if you act deliberately so that your employer changes their mind, and does not give you the job. During the waiting period, you will not receive the financial support for unemployed jobseekers. If you are applying for social assistance, that is, income support, it can also be reduced for the duration of the waiting period. The waiting period will last 60 days.
If you resign from work for no good reason, there will be a waiting period. A waiting period will also be imposed if you act deliberately so that your employer dismisses you. In this case, the waiting period will last 90 days.
Do you need help?
If you need help, go to the Refugee Reception. For their contact information, see.