Illness during a period of unemployment

If you become ill while you are unemployed and you are entitled to receive sickness allowance from Kela, notify both AYT and the TE Office of your illness. Claims for sickness allowance and other social benefits must always be declared when claiming unemployment allowance.

Sickness allowance is claimed from Kela. AYT can pay unemployment allowance during the personal liability period for sickness allowance.


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AYT contact information

Ratavartijankatu 2, 00520 Helsinki
Tel. 09 2535 3100
asiakaspalvelu [at]

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We annually publish an updated brochure available in Finnish, Swedish and English. The brochure is available in electronic format here. You may also order the material we publish either for personal or professional use free of charge.

Important forms

Click on the link below for printable forms such as the allowance claim and capital gains statement, that are available on the website of the Federation of Unemployment Funds in Finland (TYJ). If printing the forms yourself is not an option for you, you can contact AYT's customer service to order these forms.