If you are applying for membership of Terveydenhuoltoalan työttömyyskassa while you already are a full-time entrepreneur, we cannot accept you as a member of our fund. If you have joined the fund when you were an employee, you can continue to be a member of your fund when you become an entrepreneur.
If you do part-time business when you are in paid employment, your business activities do not prevent membership of the fund and the receipt of benefits. Dispite the part-time business, your unemployment insurance will be based only on your salary income. Nevertheless, income from your part-time business will be taken into account as a daily income-reducing, adjustable income if the business continues during unemployment. Read more about adjusted unemployment allowance.
A person who starts a full-time business retains the right to employees unemployment benefits for a maximum of 18 months for the beginning of the entrepreneurship. If you are starting a full-time business, we recommend that you join an unemployment fund ment for entrepeneurs as soon as you start your business activities. There is only one fund ment for entrepeneurs in Finland; Yrittäjäkassa.