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The Government's proposal to end adult education allowance has been submitted to the Parliament and we have updated the site News concerning the adult education allowance for example with information concerning  studies that begin in the autumn of 2024.

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What do you need to know about applying for adult education allowance right now? Read our current news and tips to keep yourself up to date and ensure a smooth application process.


Current information about applying

Important now
  • Please remember to attach a possible revised tax card for benefits to your profile information before submitting a payment request. 

  • Please note that you can submit your initial application for adult education allowance no earlier than four months before the start of the adult education allowance period you are applying for. 

  • Please note that income received during the allowance period is considered income at the time of payment, regardless of when you earned it. For example, if you work in 1.–14. November, but the salary for this will not be paid until December 15th, this salary will be considered as income for December and will affect the amount of adult education allowance paid for December. 

  • Find more about the additional income and benefits that affect adult education allowance.
Estimated processing times

Allowance right application 9 days

Payment application 1 day

Full adult education allowance 4 days

Adjusted adult education allowance 0 days

Entrepreneur's adult education allowance 6 days

Preliminary decisions for entrepreneurs 4 days

Scholarship for qualified employee 3 days

Updated 28.2.2024

Page updated: 13/4/2022