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The Unemployment Fund for Entrepreneurs and the Self-Employed
In order to receive unemployment benefit, you must register as an unemployed jobseeker with an Employment and Economic Development Office (TE Office). You can register on the employment administration's website at www.te-palvelut.fi, where additional instructions are available. Remember to tell the TE Office that you are a member of AYT.
After registering, you must complete a form requesting you to clarify the reasons for the termination of entrepreneurial activities and deliver it to the TE Office. The clarification must be accompanied by documents indicating the termination of entrepreneurial activities such as:
The TE-Office will provide the fund with a binding labour policy statement in respect of your unemployment. The statement cannot be appealed directly. You must submit your claim for daily allowance to AYT, which will provide you with an appealable decision. The fund is not allowed to pay unemployment allowance counter to the TE Office's statement.
Further information about registering as unemployed is available from TE Offices.