Effect of social benefits on daily allowance

Social benefits may affect the unemployment allowance paid by AYT. Some benefits prevent the payment of unemployment allowance, some are deducted from the allowance, and others have no effect at all the allowance paid by the fund.

Inform AYT of all social benefits you claim. Failure to declare a benefit will lead to measures to recover the unemployment allowance and dishonest conduct may lead to disqualification from the fund.

Social benefits that do not affect payment of allowance

The following benefits have no effect on unemployment allowance:

  • Housing allowance
  • Child benefit
  • Survivors'  pension ("surviving spouse's pension")
  • Care allowance
  • Handicap allowance
  • Supplementary pension (paid by the claimant)
  • Disability benefit
  • Life annuity and supplementary life annuity under the Military Injuries Act
  • Conscript's allowance
  • Lump sum payment of a pension of an elected official
  • Social assistance under the Act on Social Assistance
  • Partial early old-age pension

Social benefits deducted from daily allowance

The following benefits are deducted as a gross amount from unemployment allowance:

  • Partial disability pension
  • Part-time pension
  • Old-age pension which has not been granted on the basis of full years of employment
  • Supplementary pension provided by an employer
  • Farmers' early retirement aid
  • Compensation for loss of earnings under the Motor Third Party Insurance Act and disability pension which has not been granted on the basis of complete incapacity for work
  • Allowance under the Military Injuries Act which has not been granted on the basis of complete incapacity for work
  • Component corresponding to the life annuity under the Employment Accidents Insurance Act which has not been granted on the basis of complete incapacity for work
  • Employment accident pension which has not been granted on the basis of complete incapacity for work
  • Compensation for loss of earnings under the Act on Compensation Criminal Damage
  • Compensation for loss of earnings (pension) under the Patient Injury Act
  • Pensions granted on the basis of section 12, subsection 4 of the National Pensions Act
  • Benefits received from another state on the basis of disability
  • Study grant, under certain circumstances

Child home care allowance

Child home care allowance is always deducted from your unemployment allowance. As a rule, child home care allowance received by your spouse or partner is deducted from your unemployment benefit. Potential municipal supplements are not taken into account, however.

Any child home care allowance received by your spouse or partner is not deducted from unemployment benefit if your partner:

  • cares for the child personally and simultaneously receives maternity, special maternity or parental allowance
  • cares for the child personally and, on account of this child care, is not entitled to unemployment benefit.
  • receives unemployment benefit, of which child care benefit has been deducted.

Deducted social benefit and maximum payment period of unemployment allowance

Unemployment allowance from which a social benefit has been deducted is paid for a maximum of 300/400/500 days. The reduced daily allowance has the same effect on the accumulated days as the full daily allowance of a completely unemployed person.

Social benefits that prevent payment of daily allowance

The following benefits prevent payment of unemployment allowance entirely:

  • Sickness allowance / partial sickness allowance
  • Rehabilitation allowance or compensation for loss of earnings
  • Full disability pension
  • Maternity, paternity or parental allowance and special care allowance
  • Pension assistance for elderly long-term unemployed persons
  • Old-age pension or early old-age pension
  • Farmers' change of generation pension and farmers' early retirement aid