Join the Open Unemployment Fund

You can become a member of the Open Unemployment Fund A-kassa if you are under 68 years of age and currently in paid employment when you join. You cannot join the fund if you are unemployed or have been laid off. You cannot be a member of another unemployment fund at the same time.

If you are a wage-earner and join as a member of any of the following trade unions simultaneously, Open Unemployment Fund’s membership fee will be taken care of by the trade union:

The trade unions will give you support in working life, whereas we in the Open Unemployment Fund during unemployment.

If you want to join only the unemployment fund, you can do it by clicking the button below.

Become a member of Open Unemployment Fund only

You can also fill in a joining form in paper. Submit the filled-in form to this address:

Open Unemployment Fund A-kassa
P.B. 116
FI-00531 Helsinki, Finland

Are you…

… transferring from another unemployment fund?
… a member of the Entrepreneur Fund?
… a family member of an entrepreneur?

Are you transferring from another unemployment fund?

If you transfer from another unemployment fund, the period of membership and employment accumulated at the previous fund will be accredited to you as you transfer to the Open Unemployment Fund. However, you must join within one month of resigning from the previous fund.

When joining, you can authorize us to notify the previous union and fund of your resignation.

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Are you a member of the Entrepreneur Fund?

We are an unemployment fund for wage-earners. If you are a member of a fund for entrepreneurs and are moving into paid employment, you can, when you join our fund at the start of the paid employment, claim the allowance for entrepreneurs from us for a period of possible unemployment. When you fulfil the 26-week employment condition of an employee, this so-called post-protection period for entrepreneurs expires. This requires that you join within one month of resigning from the fund for entrepreneurs.

Are you a full-time entrepreneur? Read more here.

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Are you a family member of an entrepreneur?

We are an unemployment fund for wage-earners. A family member of an entrepreneur, who does not own any part of the business, can insure him/herself in a wage earner’s unemployment fund in case of unemployment. You are deemed as a wage-earner.

Mere employment in a company owned by a family member is not deemed as entrepreneurship. We can pay you earnings-related allowance, because you are a wage-earner.

Read more here.

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Become a member alasivut

Membership application