Are you waiting for a letter?
Kela has sent a letter about the activation model to the unemployed. You can also view it online.Read more
What changed in 2018?
There have been changes to, for instance, the unemployment benefits and the financial aid for students. The guarantee pension has increased by EUR 15.Read more
See frequently asked questions about social assistance
How can I apply for social assistance? How do I send my bills and invoices to Kela?Learn more
How social security has built Finland
Kela is currently celebrating a double anniversary: Finland turns 100 and Kela 80 years. To honor this, our researchers took a vote on the most important social security reforms in Finland.Learn more
Social assistance is a temporary form of financial support which is available only after you have applied for any other social security benefits to which you may be entitled.Learn more
Students – apply now for student financial aid for the summer months!
Overpaid financial aid must be returned by the end of May
Some mail to customers from Kela will arrive late
Reminder for students to request a review of their housing benefit for summer earnings