Membership fee discount is an option if your situation in life changes. The discount can be granted for the full calendar months of the eligible period of discount or, if the date of the termination of your eligibility is not known, for a default period of six full calendar months, extending no later than 31 December 2018. A pensioner membership can be granted to those who have permanently retired.

The union's customer service assists in all issues related to the membership fee discount.
Contact the customer service, tel. +358 0201 801 801, (8,8 cents/min) weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m and asiakaspalvelu(at)ilry.fi.

Applying for a membership fee discount

Fill in the membership fee discount application form of the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland.

You can fill in and save the active PDF form online. You can also fill in the signature electronically.

Check the information of your grounds for discount and the required appendix below

Unemployment/temporary lay-off, military service/civilian service, long-term illness, job alternation leave, staying abroad, full-time studies, very low income, other similar grounds, unpaid family leave, retirement.
An appendix verifying the right to a discount is always required for processing the application unless you have delivered the certificate in question previously to the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland.
 
Deliver the application and the appendices to the customer service of the

Send the application to asiakaspalvelu(at)ilry.fi.

If you wish to send the application by mail, please use the reply code below. With the code, you will not need a stamp.
Insinööriliitto IL ry/Alennus
Tunnus 5005120
00003 Vastauslähetys

 

Discount processing and discount decision

Granting a membership fee discount requires that you have paid your membership fees from the previous year.

After processing, the discount decision will be sent to the applicant via email. Please notify us in the application stage if you wish to receive the decision by mail. A potential corrected membership fee invoice will also be delivered with the discount decision. Before processing, the member can be requested to send additional information regarding the application.   

All changes related to the membership discount must be immediately reported to the union's customer service.

 

Information on the grounds warranting a discount and the required appendices

Unemployment/temporary lay-off

You are not entitled to a discount over the averaging period of any severance package.

Quantity of discount
14 euros off the monthly fee. The discount membership fee of the members of the Association of IT Sector Employees is 18 euros per month if the member is included in the IAET fund through the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland.

Applying for a discount
You can apply for a membership fee discount if you find yourself unemployed or temporarily laid off. If your unemployment or temporary lay-off continues from the previous year, you can deliver the application at the beginning of the year. The application for each year can also be made retroactively by 31 December at the latest.

Required certificate
A certificate verifying the validity of the unemployment/temporary lay-off period in 2018/2019 must be delivered for the application. Attach one of the following to your application:

  • A certificate issued by a TE Office on the validity of your job search (available in electronic format at www.te-palvelut.fi )
  • A copy of a daily allowance payment notification

 
Military service/civilian service

Quantity of discount
14 euros off the monthly fee. The discount membership fee of the members of the Association of IT Sector Employees is EUR 18 per month if the member is included in the IAET fund through the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland.

Applying for a discount
You can apply for a membership fee discount after receiving a certificate on the duration of your service. The application for each year can also be made retroactively by 31 December at the latest.

Required certificate
A certificate verifying the duration of your service in 2018/2019 must be delivered for the application. Attach the following to your application:

  • A certificate of the duration of the service

 

Long-term illness

A membership fee discount can be granted for the duration of unpaid sick leave.

Quantity of discount
14 euros off the monthly fee. The discount membership fee of the members of the Association of IT Sector Employees is EUR 18 per month if the member is included in the IAET fund through the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland.

Applying for a discount
You can apply for a membership fee discount after starting your unpaid sick leave. If your sick leave continues from the previous year, you can deliver the application at the beginning of the year. The application for each year can also be made retroactively by 31 December at the latest.

Required certificate
A certificate verifying the duration of your sick leave in 2018/2019 must be delivered for the application.  Attach one of the following to your application:

  • A copy/screenshot of Kela's daily allowance payment notification
  • A copy of your doctor's certificate

 
Job alternation leave

Quantity of discount
14 euros off the monthly fee. The discount membership fee of the members of the Association of IT Sector Employees is EUR 18 per month if the member is included in the IAET fund through the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland.

Applying for a discount
You can apply for a membership fee discount when you have made an alternation agreement with your employer. If your job alternation leave continues from the previous year, you can deliver the application at the beginning of the year. The application for each year can also be made retroactively by 31 December at the latest.

Required certificate
A certificate verifying the duration of your job alternation leave in 2018/2019 must be delivered for the application. Attach the following to your application:

  • A copy of the job alternation agreement

 
Staying abroad

Quantity of discount
14 euros off the monthly fee. The discount membership fee of the members of the Association of IT Sector Employees is EUR 18 per month if the member is included in the IAET fund through the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland.

Applying for a discount
You can apply for a membership fee discount if you travel abroad. If your stay abroad continues from the previous year, you can deliver the application at the beginning of the year. The application for each year can also be made retroactively by 31 December at the latest.

Required certificate
If your foreign address is in the membership information of the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland, a separate certificate will not be required. If not, a certificate verifying your stay abroad must be delivered for the application. Attach one of the following to your application:

  • A copy of the posting agreement
  • A copy of the moving notice
  • Other similar certificate

 
Full-time studies

Quantity of discount
14 euros off the monthly fee. The discount membership fee of the members of the Association of IT Sector Employees is EUR 18 per month if the member is included in the IAET fund through the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland.

Applying for a discount
You can apply for a membership fee discount when you start your studies. If your studies continue from the previous year, you can deliver the application at the beginning of the year. The application for each year can also be made retroactively by 31 December at the latest.

Required certificate
A certificate verifying the duration of your studies in 2018/2019 must be delivered for the application. Attach the following to your application:

  • A copy of the attendance certificate from your educational institution

 
Very low income

Monthly income under EUR 1 975 / 2018 or EUR 2 000 / 2019 is considered very low income.

Quantity of discount
14 euros off the monthly fee. The discount membership fee of the members of the Association of IT Sector Employees is 18 euros per month if the member is included in the IAET fund through the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland.

Applying for a discount
You can apply for a membership fee discount if your income is very low. The application for each year can also be made retroactively by 31 December at the latest.

Required certificate
A certificate verifying that your income is very low in 2018/2019 must be delivered for the application.  Attach one of the following to your application:

  • Payslip/salary certificate
  • Other similar income certificate

 
Other similar grounds

Quantity of discount
The amount of discount is defined according to the grounds for discount.

Applying for a discount
You can apply for a membership fee discount if you can verify the existence of grounds for discount. The application for each year can also be made retroactively by 31 December at the latest.

Required certificate
A certificate verifying the existence of grounds for discount must be delivered as an attachment of the application.

 

Unpaid family leave

Quantity of discount
20 euros off the monthly fee. The discount membership fee of the members of the Association of IT Sector Employees is EUR 12 per month if the member is included in the IAET fund through the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland.

Applying for a discount
You can apply for a membership fee discount on the grounds of family leave after receiving a daily allowance decision for the duration of the family leave from Kela. If your family leave continues from the previous year, you can deliver the application at the beginning of the year. The application for each year can also be made retroactively by 31 December at the latest.

Required certificate
A certificate verifying the duration of your family leave in 2018/2019 must be delivered for the application.  Attach the following to your application:

  • A copy/screenshot of a daily allowance decision issued by Kela

 
Retirement

Pensioner membership can be granted on grounds of permanent retirement if you have retired on 31 December 2017 or earlier. If you retire in 2018, a membership fee discount can be granted for 2018 and a pensioner membership can be granted as of 2019. Membership fee discount can be granted on the basis of temporary retirement.

Quantity of discount
The annual fee of pensioner membership varies according to the member organisation.
The amount of discount granted for the transition year or on the basis of temporary retirement is 14 euros off the monthly fee. In addition, the potential membership of the IAET fund is deducted from the membership fee if you discontinue your membership of the fund.

Applying for a discount
You can apply for a membership fee discount and a potential pensioner membership after receiving the retirement decision. When you apply for a membership fee discount on the grounds of permanent retirement, remember to report your discontinuation of the IAET fund membership through the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland. Discontinuing your membership of the fund is a requirement for the pensioner membership through the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland. The membership of the unemployment fund is automatically discontinued at the end of the calendar month in which the member turns 68.

Required certificate
A certificate verifying the retirement must be delivered for the application. Attach one of the following to your application:

  • A copy of your retirement decision
  • A copy of the index increment notification of your pension