Your social security is based on the income that you have reported for your YEL insurance. You should always keep your basic security at a sufficient level.
You will receive financial support if you fall ill or become unemployed, if your family expands or if you retire. Make sure right from the start that your basic security is sufficient.
- You will receive earnings-related unemployment allowance if your confirmed YEL income is at least EUR 12,564.00 per year (in 2017), you meet the condition regarding previous employment and belong to an unemployment fund for the self-employed.
- The confirmed income for each year influences your future pension, so remember to keep your confirmed income at the right level from the very start of the insurance.
Social security for the self-employed
Maternity, paternity and parental allowances
Frequently asked questions
If I go on sick or parental leave, how will my allowance be calculated?
What is the qualifying period for the sickness allowance for the self-employed?