Finland: Certain unemployment security tasks to Uusimaa TE Office

NordenBladet — In future, the Employment and Economic Development Office (TE Office) of Uusimaa will give certain labour policy statements on the eligibility conditions for the unemployment benefit with respect to the territories of all TE Offices. The aim is to further harmonise the processing times and decision-making practices. Another aim is that statements on the eligibility conditions for the unemployment benefit will be processed without delay.

Moving these tasks to the Uusimaa TE Office is well justified because it has the ability and capacity to lead the operations of a large unit. In addition, the Uusimaa TE Office has strong expertise in the tasks concerned and established, well-functioning processes and practices.

The Uusimaa TE Office will be responsible for labour policy statements when it is a question of work other than that done in an employment relationship, employment as an entrepreneur and self-employment, study, obligation of young people to apply for a place to study as an eligibility condition for the unemployment benefit, and reprehensible conduct with respect to labour policy. All TE Offices will continue to give statements in their respective territories on eligibility conditions for the unemployment benefit related to job search status, seeking full-time employment and unemployment benefit paid when using services in support of finding employment.The transfer of these tasks will not cause any changes to how jobseekers use the TE Offices’ services.

The Government issued the decree on the matter on 8 July 2021. The decree will enter into force on 1 October 2021.


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