Labour market training
Labour market training is an employment promoting service. Labour market training is generally training intended to promote vocational skills. The employment authority acquires training organised by educational institutions, adult education centres, etc. Labour market training is usually agreed on in the employment plan or a substitute plan.
The unemployment fund will pay you earnings-related daily allowance for the duration of labour market training if you have met the working condition and you have not reached the maximum payment period of daily allowance. Earnings-related daily allowance is paid increased with the earnings-related part if the training has been agreed on in your employment plan. The earnings-related part can be paid for up to 200 days. Earnings-related daily allowance is paid for five days per week, including holidays. The days for which the allowance is paid count towards the maximum payment period of daily allowance.
A tax-exempt expense allowance of EUR 9 or EUR 18 is paid for five days per week for the duration of the training. You do not need to separately apply for the expense allowance of EUR 9 as it is automatically paid with the earnings-related daily allowance. The expense allowance is intended for covering costs of meals and travel. For this reason, it is not paid for holidays.
You can receive increased expense allowance (EUR 18) if you take part in training outside your commuting area.
Your expense allowance may also be increased if you participate in training that is provided in your commuting area but outside your municipality of residence and you have to pay accommodation costs. In order to receive the increased expense allowance, you must present the unemployment fund with a rent receipt or other similar reliable statement on your housing costs.
The TE Office will notify the unemployment fund whether the training is provided outside your residence of municipality or commuting area.
You can apply for earnings-related daily allowance for the duration of the training using the same form and in the same manner as when applying for earnings-related daily allowance during unemployment.