Unemployment benefits are markedly better for unemployment fund members. If you wish to benefit from this earnings-related unemployment allowance, you must join also the unemployment fund. The unemployment fund (Terveydenhuoltoalan työttömyyskassa) works closely with Tehy but is a fully independent organization.

You can be a member of the unemployment fund if:

  • you have a degree in social or health care or are studying to become a social or health care professional
  • you are employed
  • you are under 68 years of age

You can join the unemployment fund with the same application form you join Tehy. You can also be a member of the unemployment fund without being a member of Tehy. To get the full package of taking care of your interests, it is recommended to be a member of both Tehy and the Unemployment Fund.  

If you are a Tehy member, Tehy will pay for you membership fee for the unemployment fund. You need only to pay the membership fee of Tehy. If you are not a Tehy member, you have to pay the membership fee yourself. In 2021 it is 42 euro.

For more information: Terveydenhuoltoalan työttömyyskassa