My work is funded by a grant

If your work is funded by a grant, please inform the TE Office immediately. However, if the grant is for a maximum of two weeks duration it does not need to be reported.

Your entitlement to the earnings-related allowance depends on whether the TE Office considers the grant-funded work to be full-time or part-time. The TE Office will issue a statement to the unemployment fund. 

If the TE Office determines the grant-funded work to be full-time, you cannot receive the earnings-related allowance. If the grant-funded work is determined to be part-time, you can receive the earnings-related allowance regardless of the grant.  

When you start grant-funded work whilst being unemployed, the TE Office will not assess its full-time or part-time status during the first four months of the work. During this time, you can keep receiving the daily allowance.

The TE Office will assess the full-time or part-time status of your grant-funded work four months after starting to work. Your entitlement to earnings-related allowance will then be determined based on the TE Office statement. You may be entitled to the four-month period (“the unassessed period”) again if your employment condition is also fulfilled again.  

The grant’s impact on your earnings-related allowance depends on whether the grant you receive is taxable or tax-exempt. A taxable grant counts as adjusted income, meaning that the grant will reduce the amount of your earnings-related allowance, whereas a tax-exempt grant will not affect the amount of your earnings-related allowance. 

Always notify the TE Office about starting and ending the work as soon as possible, and if there are any changes. Thiswill also speed up the processing of your application at the unemployment fund.

Notify us when starting grant-funded work and its total duration, by writing it down in the additional information part of the daily allowance application, for example. You do not need to report it as employment or as working days, a free-form statement in the additional information part of the form is sufficient. In addition, please provide us with a copy of the grant award letter.

Grant-funded work does not accrue the employment condition. If you work in paid employment in addition to the grant-funded work, then your employment condition accumulates normally.