The minimum annual YEL-income is 7 557.18 € from 1.1.2016 – to accrue unemployment benefits, minimum annual income should be at least 12 420 €

The minimum fixed annual income of the statutory pension insurance (YEL) is 7 557.18 € from 1.1.2016.

However, to become a member of the unemployment benefits group, the YEL income must be at least 12 420 € per annum (2016). An annual income below the minimum will no longer accumulate the entrepreneur's employment condition in the year 2016.

Also the basic unemployment allowance requires a YEL income of at least 12 420 € per annum (2016) for a minimum period of 15 months, within the past four years before becoming unemployed. Until 2015 the income limit was 8 520 € for a minimum of 18 months.