Other social benefits and pensions

Pensions and social benefits that are paid concurrently with an earnings-related allowance can affect the allowance in various ways. Some social benefits and pensions have no effect on earnings-related allowances, some are deducted from the amount of the allowance, and some prevent the payment of an earnings-related allowance altogether. Please always mention in your earnings-related allowance application if you are receiving or have applied for a pension or any other social benefit.  

Social benefits and pensions that have no effect on the amount of the earnings-related allowance:

  • Housing allowance
  • Child benefit
  • Flexible care allowance for the spouse
  • Municipal supplement to child care subsidies
  • Survivor’s pensions, including care allowances and additional care allowances
  • Care allowance under the National Pension Act
  • Municipal family care allowance
  • Partial early old-age pension
  • Pensioner’s care allowance
  • Annuity and supplementary annuity under the Military Accident Insurance Act
  • Disability allowance
  • Living allowance
  • Conscript’s allowance
  • Special reimbursements under the Accident Insurance Act and the Military Accident Insurance Act
  • Special reimbursements under the Motor Liability Insurance Act
  • Disability indemnity under the Accident Insurance Act
  • Additional war pensions
  • Voluntary personal pension

Social benefits and pensions that reduce the amount of the earnings-related allowance:

  • Child care subsidies. Child care subsidies are paid per family. If the working spouse receives child care subsidies, these are deducted from the unemployed spouse’s unemployment benefits. If both spouses are unemployed, child care subsidies are deducted from the unemployment benefits of the spouse to whom child care subsidies are paid. Child care subsidies paid to one spouse are not deducted from the unemployment benefits of the other spouse if that spouse is absent from the labour market in order to care for the child. Municipal supplements are never deducted from earnings-related allowances.
  • Flexible care allowance
  • Partial care allowance
  • Student grant
  • Adjustment allowance
  • Partial disability pension
  • Disability benefits received from another country
  • Part-time pension
  • Old-age pension if not granted on the basis of reaching the full pensionable age
  • Supplementary pension provided by the employer
  • Farm closure pension
  • Farm closure compensation
  • Compensation for loss of earnings under the Motor Liability Insurance Act and disability pension if not granted on the basis of full disability
  • Daily allowance under the Military Accident Insurance Act if not granted on the basis of full disability
  • Compensation under the Military Accident Insurance Act
  • Supplementary annuity under the Accident Insurance Act if not granted on the basis of full disability
  • Workers’ compensation pension if not granted on the basis of full disability
  • Compensation for loss of earnings under the Act on Compensation for Crime Damage
  • Compensation for loss of earnings (pension) under the Patient Injuries Act
  • Guarantee pension if granted in addition to any of the above

Pensions and social benefits that prevent the payment of an earnings-related allowance:

  • Sickness benefits
  • Maternity, paternity, pregnancy or parental allowance
  • Special care allowance, special maternity allowance or special pregnancy allowance
  • Full disability pension received from Finland
  • Full old-age pension
  • Early old-age pension
  • Years-of-service pension
  • Individual early retirement pension
  • Supplementary guarantee pension
  • Pension assistance
  • Daily allowance under the Accident Insurance Act
  • Compensation for loss of earnings under the Motor Liability Insurance Act or the Accident Insurance Act
  • Rehabilitation allowance or compensation for loss of earnings under provisions concerning rehabilitation
  • Farm closure subsidy
  • Change-of-generation pension

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