Income affects the daily allowance for the application period during which the salary is paid - regardless of when the work was actually done.
The amount of the allowance is affected by all income that exceed the exempt amount. The exempt amount means the amount you can earn without an effect on the allowance. Even if your income doesn't exceed the exempt amount, you must always report all your working days and salaries in your application.
The exempt amount is
- EUR 279 if the allowance is paid in periods of four weeks
- EUR 300 if the allowance is paid monthly
The basic rule is that each euro of earned income above the exempt amount decreases the unemployment benefit by 50 cents.
However, the salary paid, and the adjusted allowance may not exceed the total amount of the salary on which your daily allowance is based on (so-called 100% rule). On the other hand, the adjusted allowance is paid at least to the amount that you would be entitled to as basic unemployment security in the same situation (Kelas basic unemployment allowance minus the salary's reducing effect).
You can estimate the amount of your adjusted allowance by using the allowance calculator at WebKassa-service.
An unemployed person sends applications monthly and receives a daily allowance of 70 euros/day (gross) when fully unemployed. She gets on August 23rd. - October 31st. a part-time job, where the gross salary is 1000 euros / month. Salary for the work done during August is paid on September 15th., salary for work done during September is paid on October 15th. and salary for work done during October is paid November 15th.
The allowance for 1. - 31.8. is paid in full, because no salaries were paid during August (first pay day was in September). The daily allowance is therefore paid in full, even though she had working days in August.
The allowance for 1. - 30.9. is paid in full, because the salary for the period of August 23rd to 31st which was paid on September 15th was only 290,32 euros (gross) which is under the exempt amount.
For 1. - 31.10 adjusted allowance is paid in the amount of 53,72 euros/day (gross). The allowance has been affected by the September salary on 1.000 euros (gross) which was paid on October 15th.
For 1. - 30.11. adjusted allowance is paid in the amount of 53,72 euros/day (gross). The allowance has been affected by the October salary on 1.000 euros (gross) which was paid on November 15th. The allowance is paid adjusted due to the salary pay day on November 15th, even if she has not worked at all in November.
The amount of adjusted allowance for October and November was calculated as follows: The amount exceeding the exempt amount is 700 euros gross (1.000 e - 300 e), half of which, that is 350 euros, reduces the full daily allowance for that month. According to law, it is considered that there are an average of 21,5 compensation days per month, so the salary reduces the full daily allowance 16,28 euros/day gross (350 e / 21,5 = 16,28). When the effect of salary 16,28 euros/day is deducted from the full daily allowance off 70,00 euros/day, the amount of adjusted allowance of 53,72 euros/day is obtained (70,00 - 16,28 = 53,72 e).