Adjustment of attendance fees

Attendance fees are usually adjusted income, which means that your unemployment fund must be notified of all meetings for which you get a fee. Unemployment fund will decide whether they are adjusted income or not.

Please note the meeting in your application for daily allowance, even if you have not been paid for it yet. The adjusted allowance is paid based on the point of time when the meeting was held. So, notify the unemployment fund of the meetings and the fees based on when the meeting was held and not when you have received the payment. The standard entitlement is taken into account just like with any other income you receive while being unemployed.

Income from a position of trust in the public sector is generally not taken into account in adjustment, because municipal, governmental, or ecclesiastic positions of trust are not generally performed under an employment relationship.

Similarly, attendance fees paid by civil-law organisations are not taken into account in adjustment in cases where the payment of such fees are in no way related to your profession, work, or trade. Therefore, attendance fees from meetings relating to your own housing company or hobby are not adjusted income. These must also be communicated to the unemployment fund.