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The Finnish
Government has approved a legislative amendment to keep the changes made to the
standard entitlement of the earnings-related allowance and the mobility
allowance in force until the end of June 2021.

Summary of
the amendments in force until 30 June 2021:

–   The
standard entitlement of the daily allowance is 500 euros per month when the
application period begins no later than 30 June 2021. For a four-week period,
the standard entitlement is 465 euros. The term ‘standard entitlement’ refers
to the amount of money you can earn without it affecting your daily allowance.

–   Persons
who work full-time may receive a mobility allowance (also called the commuting
and relocation allowance) if the commute takes two hours. This applies to
employment relationships that start no later than 30 June 2021.

–   The
fund may make advance payments during 6 months if there is a risk that the
processing times could become unreasonably long. 

–   The special adjustment period and calculated
earned labour income will not be applied until 30 June 2021.

–    Self-employed
persons can receive labour market subsidy from Kela if their business income
has decreased as a result of the coronavirus epidemic. This amendment will
remain in force until 30 June 2021.

We also
want to remind you that until 31 December 2021, the TE office will not assess
the part-time or full-time nature of studies for persons who have been laid