Adult education allowance and job alternation leave to be abolished


Parliament has approved the government's proposal to repeal the acts governing adult education benefits and job alternation leave, resulting in the cessation of payments for adult education allowance and job alternation compensation.

It will be possible to receive the adult education allowance until the end of 2025, provided that the studies and the support period begin no later than July 31, 2024. Currently, recipients of the adult education allowance can apply for the allowance in one or more parts until the end of 2025.

Job alternation leave can be initiated by July 31, 2024. Those who start their leave by this date are entitled to take job alternation leave for a maximum of 180 calendar days.

This proposal is part of Petteri Orpo's government's employment measures aimed at reducing public expenditure and increasing employment.

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