About the Fund
The Public and Welfare Sectors’ Unemployment Fund gives you security throughout your working life, including periods of unemployment. This fund for welfare workers provides its members with a range of modern services and flexible payment of benefits. The fund employs close to 70 unemployment security professionals.
The unemployment fund’s office is located in Helsinki in the premises of Finland’s largest trade union, the Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors JHL. The head of the fund is Pasi Koskinen.
The fund offers its members earnings-related unemployment allowance for periods of unemployment or temporary lay-off and during services offered by the TE Office, job alternation allowance for periods of job alternation leave, as well as mobility allowance to cover commuting or moving expenses.
In 2021, the fund’s membership fee is 0.33 per cent of a member’s taxable earned income or benefits paid by the fund.
The Public and Welfare Sectors’ Unemployment Fund offers you a selection of services, making it easier for you to apply for benefits, as well as view and update your personal information. Read more about the services (some available only in Finnish).
Information on earnings-related allowance
You can find instructions for different situations. Choose the instructions best suited for your situation:
Watch a video for instructions on how to apply for allowance
This short video clip helps you with your application. You will e.g. find out how to fill in your first allowance application using the eWertti eService.
The telephone service will be available from Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 2 pm. On Fridays, there is no telephone service.
Please note the change in our telephone service hours starting March 17th, 2020: The telephone service will be available from Monday to Thursday, 10 am to 2 pm, until further notice.
The Public and Welfare Sectors’ Unemployment Fund
P.O. Box 100
010 190 300
(Monday to Thursday 10 am to 2 pm)