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Re: unemployment benefits

Post by Flossy1978 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:57 am

I don't think the grass is greener in Finland, because it is a socialist country and you are pretty well protected. I had a decent job in Finland. I have a decent job, but lower on the totem pole here, but still earn more for working less and pay hardly anything in taxes (thanks to salary sacrifice), than in Finland. I also can use the basically free healthcare system, if needed. You still pay something for the doctor and dentist there. But yes, there is little protection for employees here. That is the only downside to the system here, versus Finland.

Frankly, I think I have the better end of the stick. Things look awful in Europe right now. And they're probably going to get a whole lot worse.

My point was, you sound like a self entitled git. You can't even see how good you do have it. You are just whinging about the smallest things. Life is too short.

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Re: unemployment benefits

Post by anonfinn » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:51 pm

san_student wrote:Hi

I came Finland in 2012 as a master degree student and doing part time work in cleaning Company for my living expenses. Recently my husband got full time job and got a residence permit. Now I also have a residence permit as family member. I am still doing part time job and working on my master thesis. Because of my part time work I don’t concentrate on my studies so I am thinking to quit my job and concentrate on studies so I can find better job related to my education.
So my question is that:
Is there any income support and unemployment benefit I can get from kela during my unemployment?

Thank you
You can't get unemployment benefits if you have a job and quit it. You can only get unemployment benefits if you can prove to the TE office that you are looking for a job (including by taking them up on offers for interviews, jobs). Obviously you having quit means that you aren't looking for a job. It's also written very clearly everywhere that you cannot come to Finland as a foreign student and expect income support.

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