The amount of alternation compensation debends on our salary prior to the alternation leave.

Alternation compensation is 70% of the unemployment allowance (without child increase) that you would get if you were unemployed. 

You can estimate the amount of your alternation compensation by using the allowance calculator at WebKassa-service.

Alternation compensation is paid for five days a week (i.e. in practice from Monday to Friday), unless there is a special obstacle to payment.

Alternation compensation is normaly paid in 4 weeks periods that is 20 days at a time. You get the average gross monthly compensation (e.g. for taxation purposes) by multiplying the amount of the daily compensation by 21,5.

Read more about the amount of unemployment allowance.

Alternation compensation is a social benefit and therefore is taxed differently than salary.
Read more about taxation of benefits.